At the moment, Hostinger has a default File Manager and a beta version of the new File Manager. The new version is created with expanded functionality and higher stability, so we highly encourage you to try it out and share your feedback 😉

File Manager (beta)

The new File Manager can be accessed via Hosting → Manage → File Manager (beta):

It has several sections:

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 - there will go all the files, which you decide to delete

  • Settings - currently, at settings you can set a different interface language

2 - Files managing area

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

By right-clicking on the file or folder, you’ll call a context menu with the following available features:

  1. Info - shows information about file or directory, when was it last modified, and its size (+ the number of inodes (files and folders) inside, if that’s a directory)

  2. Rename - button to rename a file or folder

  3. Copy file - copies file or directory to the desired location

  4. Move file - moves file or directory to the desired location

  5. Permissions - button to set permissions for the chosen item

  6. Archive - button to create an archive of the chosen format and name out of the chosen folder of files. Currently, available archive formats are: .zip, .tar, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .tar.xz, .tar.lz4, .tar.sz

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

  8. Delete - button to delete file or folder. By default, we skip the trash bin and delete it immediately. If you want to move files to the Trash bin instead, just unclick the checkbox before the deletion:

3 - Top menu

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

  1. Rename - button to rename a folder or file

  2. Copy - button to copy a folder or file

  3. Move - button to move a folder or file

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

  5. Archive - button to archive the selected folders or/and files

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

  7. Delete - button to delete a folder or file

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

  9. Download - button to 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 information about file or directory, when was it last modified, and its size (+ the number of inodes (files and folders) inside, if that’s a directory)

  13. Select multiple - button to select multiple files and folders to apply some actions on them later. You can reach the same result if you press Ctrl (or Command key on Mac) while selecting items

Default File Manager

You can easily find File Manager by opening Hosting → Manage → File 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. If you are renaming file, make sure to not remove your file extensions (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:

NOTE:

  • 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

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:

NOTES:

  • 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:

NOTES:

  • 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.

NOTES:

  • 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-reversible, 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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