Learn About File Manager & How To Use It Via The Shared Web Hosting Control Panel

Quick Intro

File Manager allows you to quickly and easily access your files. Our advanced File Manager allows you to upload using the "Drag & Drop" feature, change file and folder permissions, delete or restore files, create new files or folders, and open files to modify them directly.

Important To Know Before You Begin

Besides uploading, you can also download any file, create an archive, and download it as a single file. You can also upload archives and unarchive them directly with File Manager.

Because Web Host Most offers high-speed data connection, we don't limit you by the transfer speed. The only speed barrier is the speed of your internet provider. The faster the internet you have - the faster the download/upload.

Accessing File manager

From your Web Control Panel navigate to: Files Management > File Manager > It opens in the new tab.

Using File Manager

Uploading Files

To start hosting your Web project, you must upload files using the file File Manager.

Important to know that you have to upload them into the correct folder that belongs to your domain name.

For example, we have a domain name 4linuxmd.com, so the root folder for this domain will be My Files > domains > 4linuxmd.com > public_html

For ease of use, you can upload the entire archive (.zip or .tar.gz), and extract it directly into the public_html folder. Keep in mind each domain or subdomain has its own folder with public_html.

You can learn more about Subdomain Management here.

To upload files there are several ways.

The easiest, from the File Manager get into the desired folder and click the "Plus" icon to select files directly from your computer.

Another way is to use the "Drag & Drop" feature and drag files directly into the File Manager from your computer.

If you use the Advanced Installer Hub, it automatically extracts files into the proper folder of the selected domain.

Changing Files/Folders Permissions

Via the File Manager, you can change files or folder permissions.

To do so, from the file manager, select the folder or file that needs permission change > Left click > Set Permissions > Set permissions needed by changing numbers > Click Save when done.

If you are changing permissions to the folder and wish to change permissions to all the files inside this folder, you can do that as well. From Set Permission > Select the toggle button > Recursive > Click Save when done.

What do those numbers mean?

It's not as complicated as you might think. Each user has its user group on the system level, and each group has permissions that allow it to perform certain actions on the server.

For example, you can make your file accessible, editable, and executable for anybody. It's called full permission, and the number is 777.

Following the example stated in the previous section, we can demonstrate the “755” permission in the following manner:

Permissions Owner Group Other Users
Read 4 4 4
Write 2 0 0
Execute 1 1 1
Total 7 5 5

Let’s understand it more clearly:

  • 7” shows that the “Owner” has the read(r), write(w), and execute(x) permissions.
  • 5” represents that the “Group” has read(r) and execute(x) permissions only.
  • The last “5” means that the “Other Users” have read(r) and execute(x) rights.

Copying Or Moving Files/Folders To Another Location

Same as on the computer, Copy and Move are two different things.

To copy or move the desired file or folder, select what's needed. You can select multiple items at once. With the left click, select Copy or Move, depending on what you are trying to do.

Enter the desired path or use the Folder Browser option to choose the new location and copy or move.

Deleting/Restoring Files

Yes, we offer a Trash Bin folder. It's inside of your file manager. You can select files or folders and delete them with the left click > Remove.

The Trash Bin folder is on the left side (inside the folder tree). You can access your Trash Bin folder and restore anything if needed.

Be Careful! You can also remove items by avoiding the Trash Bin. If you delete files by clicking with the left click > Remove > Toggle the "To Trash Bin" button.

Permanently deleted files can NOT be restored.

File Manager Configurations

You can change the layout of the File Manager, turn the Dark Mode off, choose the type of archives you wish to use by default, turn on folder sizes, and more.

Find the "Settings" button inside the File Manager to access your settings.


Next, you can learn how to work with Create/Restore Backups. You can also learn about Advanced Installer Hub.

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