You can easily manage the files and directories of all your websites using our file manager! Just go to WebsitesManage, search for File Manager on the sidebar and click on it:

You will be presented with two options:

  • Access files of your domain - the File Manager will open from the public_html folder of your current domain. Select this option if you wish to manage the files for this website only

  • Access all files of your web hosting - the File Manager will open from the next level down, meaning that you will see the domains folder, as well as other system files or directories. Select this option to manage files across several websites, as well as to see log files if available

NOTE:

  • Make sure your website files and folders are placed inside the domain's public_html folder. Uploading website files directly to the location opened when using Access all files will cause errors on your website

Once selected, the File Manager will open in a new tab and you will see three main sections:

Section 1 - Left menu

Here you will find:

  • My files - button that will redirect you to the File Manager’s root folder in one click

  • New folder - button to create a new folder in the current directory

  • New file - button to create a new file in the current directory

  • Trash bin - storage of deleted files if you chose not to skip the bin during file deletion

  • Settings - change some display options, including File Manager language

Section 2 - Files managing area

This is the main area for managing your files. You will see the files and folders available in the current directory, and be able to navigate between them.

Right-clicking on the file or folder opens a context menu with the following features:

  1. Info - shows when a file or directory was last modified and its size. For directories, it will also show the number of inodes it contains

  2. Rename - changes the name of a file or folder

  3. Copy file - creates a copy of the file or directory in the desired location

  4. Move file - moves the selected item to the desired location

  5. Permissions - sets access rights for the selected item

  6. Archive - creates an archive containing the selected files or folders with a name and format of choice. Available archive formats are: .zip, .tar, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .tar.xz, .tar.lz4, .tar.sz

  7. Download - download selected files or folders. The number near the button will show how many separate items are currently selected

  8. Delete - delete the file or folder. By default, it will skip the trash bin and be permanently deleted right away. If you want to move files to the Trash bin instead, click to remove the selection on the checkbox before deleting:

Section 3 - Top menu

You will also see more buttons as soon as you click on any folder of file:

  1. Rename - rename a folder or file

  2. Copy - copy a folder or file

  3. Move - move a folder or file

  4. Permissions - set or change permissions for a folder or file

  5. Archive - create a single file containing the selected files and/or folders

  6. Unarchive - unpack an archive file to a separate folder (you will set its name before proceeding)

  7. Delete - delete a folder or file

  8. Switch view - switch the default view from List to Grid and back

  9. Download - download selected files or folders. The number near the button will show how many separate items are currently selected

  10. Upload - button to upload files or folders to the current directory. You can also use Drag-and-Drop for the same result

  11. Calculate directory size - shows the total size and the number of inodes of folders inside the current directory

  12. Info - shows when a file or directory was last modified and its size. For directories, it will also show the number of inodes it contains

  13. Select multiple - press to enable multiple selection so you can apply some actions on the selected files and folders. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl (or the Command key on Mac) while selecting items

NOTE:

  • For security reasons, the File Manager session expires after some time. If you get an error after a period of inactivity, simply close the tab and re-open it from hPanel

That’s it! Now you know how to manage your files with our File Manager 😊

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