1. What is File Manager?
The File Manager Option within your Control Panel can
prove to be a very powerful feature. It will handle many
of the functions that an FTP or Telnet client will handle,
all from within your browser. Functions include setting
permissions, uploading files from your hard drive, creating
and editing html files, and creating subdirectories.
2. How do I use File Manager?
Go to your cPanel at http://yourdomain.com/cpanel
Click "File Manager" icon. File Manager
will open up into a new browser window. You will find
that the screen is divided into three sections. The left
section will show you your directories and files. The
upper right hand section is your action frame. The lower
right hand section is your trash folder. Within each directory,
you will see links to create a new file, create new folder,
or upload files. These actions pertain specifically to
the directory that you are currently in. You will also
see a column of numbers to the right of each folder and
file. The far right column are the current permission
settings for that specific folder or file. The column
to the left of the permissions is the actual size of that
file or folder in kilobytes. When you click on the graphic next to
the text link for a folder in your Control Panel, it will
open that folder and display the files and folders within
When you click on the actual text link for a folder
or file, actions for that directory or file are displayed
in the upper right hand corner of your screen. If you
locate your public_html folder and click on the text link
for it, you will see the actions for the folder appear
in the upper right hand corner of your screen. The actions
are pretty self-explanatory, so we'll forgo explaining
each does. However, if you locate a file rather than a
folder within your directory listing and click on the
text link of a file, you will see that the action screen
will change to the specific actions pertaining to actual
files and you will notice that the actions that you can
perform for files are quite different from those of a
By clicking on Show File, a new window will open and
show you what the file actually looks like in your browser.
By clicking on Edit File, you will be taken to a window
where you can actually edit the html code within the file
itself and save the changes. You can also change the permissions
for the file, copy, move, delete, or rename.
Remember, DO NOT DELETE OR RENAME any
files that the system creates. Also remember, any
files that you want to be visible online must be placed
within your public_html folder.