File Manager

How to move your Content from one folder to another in cPanel

December 6th, 2010

Moving your content from one folder to another can be easily achieved by using File Manager from your cPanel.

In the below example, we wanted to move all content from a particular folder to the root (public_html) and below are the steps we took to get this done.

1. Login to your cPanel.
2. Click on File Manager and press Go
3. Click on the folder whose content you would like to move.
4. Press the select all button from the top

5. Right click and then select Move option

6. Then enter the path you would like to move the file to and click Move File(s)

Thats it! Your files are now moved to the desired folder. Please note that you can use this method to move all files in a particular folder in one go or manually select individual files to move to different folders.

Changing File Permissions using cPanel File Manager

February 15th, 2010

One of the causes of seeing the 500 internal error page on your web site could be wrong permissions of your web page. This happens when the page you are trying to load has a permission of 777 (editable by everyone), You must make sure that your files have a permission of 755.

It is very simple to change file / folder permissions from cPanel File Manager. Just follow the steps below.

1. Login to your cPanel
2. Click the File Manager link from the Files Tab.

3. Once in th File Manager, go the the folder / directory and right click on the file to change its permissions.

4. Now all you need to do is change the file permissions as shown below.

Related Article:
1. How to change File Permissions using FTP

Should I use FTP or File Manager to Upload Files?

August 31st, 2009

With we provide you 2 very easy ways to upload your files. You could either use FTP (file transfer protocol) or you could upload files using the File Manager which is web based and can be accessed from any browser.

Using FTP makes uploading much faster as it is a desktop based software and you do not have to login to your cPanel every time you need to add / edit / delete a file. FTP also lets you upload folder in one go where as the File Manager would only allow you to upload one file at a time.

With FTP you can also change file / folder permissions in a jiffy. If you don’t have a FTP, you can download one from free at FileZilla

How to Create/Edit/Delete a File Using the File Manager

August 23rd, 2009

There may be times when you wish to create, edit, or delete a file or folder in your account. You can use cPanel to modify your files. File manager can be used to upload and download files as well.

To modify your files through file manager, please do the following:

1. Login to cPanel and click File Manager.
2. Choose to open Web Root and Show hidden files.
3. Locate the file and check the box next to it.
4. You have several options at the top: copy, move, delete, edit. Click the option you want.

To create a file through file manager, please do the following:

1. Login to cPanel and click File Manager.
2. Choose to open Web Root and Show hidden files.
3. Click the New File or New Folder button at the top of the page.
4. In the pop-up box, enter the name of the newly created file or folder. (Files will have a name and extension separated by a dot, but folders have only the one name.)
5. Click the Create New File or Create New Folder button.

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