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Introduction to cPanel File Manager
Updated Thursday January 28th 2021 / Category File Management

Within cPanel web hosting services is a File Manager tool which can be used to manage files located within your service. It allows for the adding and removal, moving, renaming, and editing of files within the cPanel hosting service. This is beneficial for smaller changes or when access to an FTP application is not possible.

To access the cPanel File Manager please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your cPanel service.
  2. Click the File Manager icon.

What are some basic functions?

To upload files:

  1. Click Upload.
  2. Select your file permissions or let cPanel define them automatically (644).
  3. Click Choose File.
  4. Select a file from your local computer.
  5. If replacing an existing file tick the box that says Overwrite existing files.
  6. Click Open.

Your file has been uploaded.

To create a new folder:

  1. Click the Folder button with a plus next to it.
  2. Enter the name of the new folder.
  3. Enter a location for the folder to nest under, such as public_html.
  4. Click Create New Folder.

Creating a new file:

  1. Click the File button with a plus next to it.
  2. Enter the name of the new file.
  3. Enter a folder location for the file to nest under, such as public_html.
  4. Click Create New File.

Editing an existing file:

  1. Right-click a file in your main window.
  2. Click Edit or Code Edit.
  3. Click Edit on the popup window.
  4. Update the file using the editor.
  5. Click Save Changes.
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