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How to Upload a File Using the File Manager?

You can upload your files directly through cPanel using the File Manager. File Manager is a web interface that allows you to manage all files associated with your account. Take me there.

The following video demonstrates some common tasks that can be accomplished with File Manager, including uploading, renaming, and deleting files. 

The File Manager may look slightly different depending on the version of your server's cPanel; however, the functionality described in the video is the same.


How to upload files using File Manager

To upload a file in File Manager:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the Files section, click File Manager.

    cPanel - File Manager

  3. In the upper right-hand corner, click on Settings.

    File Manager - Setting

  4. Select Web Root and Show Hidden Files (dotfiles), then click Save.

    File Manager - Show hidden Files

    Web Root will take you directly to the folder in your hosting account that is visible to the world wide web. This is typically the public_html or www folder and is where your website files will need to reside.
  5. Locate and click the folder where you'd like to upload files.
  6. Once inside the folder, click on Upload located at the top toolbar.

    File Manager - Upload button

  7. Click Select File (some web browsers will have Choose File instead).

    File Manager - Upload - Select File

  8. Select the file you wish to upload from your computer, then click the Open button to initiate the uploading process.

    Select file from local computer

  9. You may select additional files while the upload is in progress.
    Note: There is a 500 MB upload limit through File Manager. If you need to upload a larger file, please use FTP.

    File Uploaded

  10. The uploaded file should now show in your folder.

    File Manager - File Uploaded

After uploading files to your server, you may wish to share them over the internet. To learn how to find the shareable URL for your uploaded files, please check out the article, How to Find the URL of a File.

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