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How to access the File Manager

What is the File Manager?

File Manager is a program that offers a user-friendly display for users to manage web files and folders. This feature uses a hierarchical or tree structure type of directory and can be found in the control panel of your Hosting Manager.

Inside the File Manager, you will find all the files that make up your site such as text, images, and all kinds of web page content.

In addition to that, you can also perform the following actions:

Upload Will enable you to upload individual files such as text or images
Download Will enable you to download files and save them in your local hard drive
Copy Will enable you to copy files and paste them in another location
Move Will enable you to move files and folders from one location to another
Rename Will enable you to rename files or folders
Delete Will enable you to delete files or folders
Edit Code Will enable you to open a selected file in a code editor
Edit HTML Will enable you to open a selected file in an HTML editor
Extract Compressed Files Will enable you to extract files and folders from compressed or zipped file

Note: This function will only work if Zip is installed on your server. Your system administrator can run the command yum install zip to install the PHP Module: Zip.

Compress Files or Folders Will enable you to compress selected files or folders to a single compressed or zipped file

Note: Note: Your hosting provider must enable this feature.

Password Protect Will enable you to restrict access to a folder by setting a username and password

Note: Note: Your hosting provider must enable this feature.

How to access File Manager

If you want to create, edit, or delete files or any kind of content in your website/s, you can do so within File Manager.

To access the File Manager, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on My Account at the top of the page.
  2. Select Hosting Manager from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter your username and password, and click Log In.
  4. On the Home page, click the word Files or the [ v ] arrow symbol on the right side.
  5. Click the File Manager icon, which is next to the Directory Privacy icon.
    Once the File Manager loads, all of the files and folders in your web space will be displayed.
  6. Important Note: Any edits made to files here will be immediately displayed on your site. As such, it is recommended to use the File Manager edit function only for small changes. Any large site changes that could damage its functionality should be done using FTP, but only after creating a backup.

File Manager features

In order to understand your File Manager better, below are some of its basic features:

 

1. Task Bar This is where you can perform basic tasks like create a new folder, delete a file, or edit a file.
2. Current Location This tells you where you are currently located. You can also specify a path here to navigate to somewhere else.
3. File Tree This is also for navigation. However, it shows you a visual representation of how your files are structurally stored.
4. Current Folder Contents This displays what are the contents of the currently opened folder.

Important Note: All web files must go in public_html folder. Do NOT place any other files for your website anywhere but here. Moreover, your home page filename MUST be labelled index.htm or index.html. The server will try to find this page to display as your first page.

If you want to know how to edit files within File Manager, click here.

If you want to know how to access the Hosting Manager, click here.

If you want to know how to reset your Hosting Manager password, click here.

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