You can easily find File Manager by opening HostingManageFile Manager:

File Manager Bar Buttons

When you open Hostinger File Manager, you will see a variety of bar buttons:

  1. New File – allows you to create a file in the folder you are browsing at the moment.

  2. New Folder – lets you create a new directory.

  3. Search – the button you click to find a particular file or folder.

  4. Upload Files – opens a pop-up window that allows you to select a new file to upload (up to 256 MB).

  5. Reload – refreshes the directory you are working on (for when you uploaded/changed files via FTP while File Manager was open and wish to see the changes).

  6. Icons and List – selecting this will alter the way you view the files.

  7. Language – changes the language of File Manager. Aside from the default English, the choices are Chinese, Spanish, French, German, and Russian, to mention a few.

  8. Log Out – logs you out of your File Manager account.

Context Menu

The context menu will be activated once a specific file or directory is selected (and the same functions can also be seen by right-clicking):

Let’s see what each of these functions does from left to right:

  1. Open – opens the chosen text file or directory.

  2. Download – it simply downloads the selected file or archive (up to 256 MB).

  3. Rename – lets you edit the name of a file or folder:


  • Make sure to not remove your file extensions when renaming files (for example file.php to file) - as it might make the file unavailable.

4. Move – allows you to transfer the selected file or folder to another directory. To choose the new directory just click on Change:


  • Make sure your files and folders are placed inside the public_html folder, as it’s a root folder of your website. This way all your website content will be displayed correctly 😊

  • If you want to move website files from one domain to another, check this article.

5. Copy – select this option to duplicate a file or folder to the same or different location. The process is similar to the Move settings.

6. Edit – select this option to edit text files.

7. Permissions – specifies authorization with the read, write, or execute file options:

Default permissions for files are 644 or:

  • Owner - Read, Write

  • Group - Read

  • Others - Read

Default permissions for folders are 755 or:

  • Owner - Read, Write, Execute

  • Group - Read, Execute

  • Others - Read, Execute

Permissions in numbers can be seen above the Change button:


8. Compress – as its name says, it lets you compress a file or folder into an archived format (compressed archive has to be smaller than 256 MB).

You can choose from four formats:


  • If compressing files through File Manager doesn’t work or you wish to compress bigger files, you can do that easily via SSH.

9. Extract - can only be seen when archive is selected, it lets you extract your archive to the desired location:


  • If your specified folder doesn’t exist, it will be created automatically.

  • You can extract archives with the size of less than 256 MB, if your archive is bigger you can extract it via SSH.

10. Delete – permanently erases the selected file or folder.


  • As public_html is your root folder, please do not delete it or any of its parent folders to ensure the website's stable work.

  • This action is non-revertible, so if you accidentally deleted your files, you can restore them via backup.

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


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