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Understanding File Structure in File Manager

Posted on by dpepper
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This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel’s File Manager.

  1. All of your website’s files should be in the public_html folder. When you are in File Manager, always select it first to access your files.filemgr-cpanel-3-structure-scene02_1
  2. You can find which folder you are accessing now by checking the path here.filemgr-cpanel-3-structure-Scene3bThe public_ftp folder has all your public FTP account data.
  3. Click on public_ftp to continue.filemgr-cpanel-3-structure-scene05_1Unless you are an advanced user, we strongly advise you not to touch or modify the contents of this folder.filemgr-cpanel-3-structure-Scene5b

    You are now in your public_ftp folder. You can see all the data uploaded by anonymous FTP users.

  4. Let’s check the Mail folder. Click on Mail.filemgr-cpanel-3-structure-Scene5cYou are now in the mail folder. Here you’ll see the same folders as you see in your mail client. All of your email data will be stored in these folders.
    Unless you are an advanced user, we recommend that you do not modify the contents of this folder either.
    Now let’s have a glance at the other folders.
    This folder contains the cPanel software data.filemgr-cpanel-3-structure-Scene7a

    This folder contains encrypted passwords.

    filemgr-cpanel-3-structure-Scene7b

    As the folder name suggests, this folder is .trash, all deleted files and folders are moved here.

    filemgr-cpanel-3-structure-Scene7c

    This folder contains access logs for your website.

    filemgr-cpanel-3-structure-Scene7d

  5. You can access any of the folders or subfolders directly by typing the path here.filemgr-cpanel-3-structure-Scene8aType your desired path and click the Go button.filemgr-cpanel-3-structure-Scene8b

    You are now in your desired folder.

 

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