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Upload site content via the cPanel’s File Manager

October 14, 2009 by  
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If you have already set up your email, you can communicate with the world. However, people will not be able to see your website until you upload it. There are two ways to upload content with the cPanel control panel – over an FTP connection or via the web tool, integrated into the Control Panel. And since the FTP transfer with cPanel does not differ from the FTP transfer with any other control panel, we will take a closer look at the file upload operation with the File Manager.

The File manager is available with all cPanel skins, but looks better with the X3 skin, so we will be using this one for our guide. It is located in the Files menu. When you click on it, a new window will pop up, asking what folder should be opened. Select the web root, since this will open directly your /public_html/ folder.

The File manager always opens in a new tab. This can allow you to manage your files, and keep the control panel open if you need other menus or information in the same time.

Now that you’re in the root of your website, you can upload files by clicking on the “Upload” button at the top of the screen. Then simply navigate to the files you wish to upload from your local computer and the process will start automatically.

The File Manager in cPanel also offers other functions, which are now typical for all web file managers, such as file and folder creation, file download, file copy, etc.

Perhaps the most useful feature is the “Extract feature”, which will allow you to un-zip a file, directly on the server. This way, if you have to upload a large application but don’t want to wait for every file to be uploaded into its folder, you can simply archive everything and then upload a single zip file, which you can later extract.

You can also Compress files on the server via the file manager, this way freeing some space AND keeping all your files on the server.

You can also see the following video tutorial to learn how to upload files using File Manager

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