How To Upload and Download Files with File Manager

 
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel’s File Manager.

  1. Click Upload to go to the upload page.

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    Now let’s explore the content of the page.

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    This info tells you that you have a file size limit of 999.58 MB for this account. This may be different depending on the account type you have. Please note that the upload page will be opened in a new tab of the browser. If checked, this option allows you to overwrite files if they are already found in the same folder.
    You can set permissions for the files here. We will learn about this in the next tutorial. For now leave it as is.

  2. Now let’s upload a file. Click the Browse button to select the file from your computer.

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  3. Now select the file you want to upload. Let’s upload “Chrysanthemum”. Double click it to continue.

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    You will see the file name in the box. The uploading process will start automatically, and soon a progress bar at the bottom right will appear.

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    The process has been started.
    Information will be provided about the upload progress… Such as, the amount uploaded, percentage, estimated time and upload speed.

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  4. Now the upload has completed.

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    Close this tab and go back to the File Manager.

  5. Click Reload to see the file.

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    You have successfully uploaded the file.

  6. Now let’s download a file. Select “testfile.html” by single clicking it, and click the Download button.

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  7. You will see a popup window asking you to open or save the file. Select Save File.

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  8. Good! Now click OK to continue.

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    That’s it! You have successfully downloaded the file.

 

How To Edit Files with File Manager

 There are three different ways to edit files in the File Manager: Text editor, Code editor and HTML editor.
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel’s File Manager.
Text editor and Code editor can be opened within each other’s interface.

  1. HTML Editor has its own interface. Let’s edit a file. Select “testfile.html” by single clicking it.
  2. Now click the Edit button to open the Text Editor.

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  3. You will see this Encoding Check screen every time you edit a file. Either disable it or just click Edit. In this case, we’ll click Edit.

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    The editor will be opened in a new tab. As you can see, we don’t have any text in this file, so let’s write some.

  4. Now click on Save Changes to save the text.

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  5. You have successfully saved the file. Now let’s check the “Code editor”. Click on “Use Code Editor” to access it.

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    This menu has a WYSIWYG editor, which will allow you to edit text easily without knowing any HTML code. Just select the text and choose your options. That’s it!

  6. Now let’s check the HTML Editor. Just click Close to go back to the File Manager.
  7. Keep “testfile.html” selected and click on HTML Editor.

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  8. Click Edit to continue.

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    Note that this editor has more WYSIWYG options.

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    Again, this editor will be opened in a new tab.
    You will also be able to view code in Design mode, Source mode and Preview mode.

  9. To close this editor, just close this tab and go back to the File Manager.

 

How To Change File Permissions with File Manager

 
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel’s File Manager

  1. To change the permissions of a file, select it first. Single click on “testfile.html”.

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  2. Click on Change Permissions.

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    You will see a popup window with some checkboxes. Let’s understand this window first.
    There are three type of owners of the file.

    • User – means you.
    • Group – the users from your website, who have access to these files.
    • World – end users who access your site via a web browser.

    These are read, write and execute options. Each row give access to read, write and execute files.
    In this case, User will have access to read and write this file.
    Group will have only read access.
    And World will have Read access only.
    Please note that unless any particular script needs special permissions, a file should always have 644 permissions, and a Folder should always have 755 permissions.

  3. To set 755 permissions, just check the boxes appropriately.

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  4. Now click on Change Permissions to apply these changes.

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How To Zip and Unzip Files in File Manager

 
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel’s File Manager.
Let’s first learn how to zip the files.

  1. Select the files you want to compress by clicking on each file icon while holding the control key.
  2. Click on “testfile.html”, “newtest.html” and “Chrysanthemum.jpg” one by one.
    You have selected all of the files you want to compress. If you want to select all files and sub folders in this folder, simply click Select all. Now click Compress.

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  3. You will get a popup asking for a compression type. Let’s choose Zip Archive.

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  4. Click on Compress File(s) to continue.

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    As soon as it has completed, you will get a progress window like this one. Click Close to continue.
    Your files have been successfully compressed!

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  5. Now let’s learn how to extract a compressed file. Select the “Chrysanthemum.jpg.zip” file we just compressed.

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  6. Click on Extract.

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  7. It will ask you where to extract the zip file. Just choose your destination and click Extract File(s).

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  8. Again, it will show your progress in a popup. Just click close to continue.

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    Congratulations! You have successfully extracted the files.

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How To Rename Files in File Manager

 
This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel’s File Manager.
You can rename files and folders the same way. There are actually two ways to do this.

  1. Let’s try it. Double click on “newtest.html”.Make sure you click on the file name only and not on an icon or anywhere else.

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  2. One way is to double click on a “File Name” and simply type a new name.

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    Now type a new name. In this case, we will just add “my”, so the name will be”mynewtest.html”. Press enter after you’re done.

  3. Now let’s try another method. Single click on “mynewtest.html”and then click on Rename.

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  4. Type your new name here. In this case, we will just remove “my” from the name.

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  5. Now click Rename File to apply the changes.

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    You have successfully renamed the file.You can rename folders the same way.