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10/31/2014 – Get the Best Out of Your cPanel File Manager

Posted by Jamison on 31 10 2014.

A good mix of big and start-up businesses have already ventured to building their own website. While some have been using blogs, some have been thriving on the number of website visitors and site traffic. While visitor number and site traffic are deemed to be the most important indicators of a website’s success, you should also attribute it to the site’s ROI—how much money have you generated from this investment? How many customers have you reached through the website? How many new and potential clients have you sent your messaging and branding to? The success of a website does not start and stop with good and impressive layout, because people look for content. What is inside your site? What can the customers get? Do you offer something new? Do you give them something that your competitors have not yet offered?


All of these important questions should be the core of your website management strategies. You should anchor all your plans on these important points to ensure that you give what your audience needs. In order for you to do this, you need to have a strong and dependable partner in website and cloud hosting.


The most popular and most acclaimed provider in the industry would be cPanel. It offers a convenient and efficient array of tools, features, and apps that will help you build an income-generating website. You need not be a savvy to utilize all of these tools, you simply have to study the basic and advanced tools that will allow you to manage your site efficiently.


With cPanel, you are empowered to do a lot of things—check your statistics, access your database, manage your files, and your emails. These tasks are all significant in your website management task.


You will find a lot of features very useful and helpful to you and to your business. But one of the most important features that you should take advantage of is the file manager. Basically this tool allows you to create, view, remove, or modify your files from your account. Getting access to your file manager is very simple. You just have to click on the   “File Manager” in the “Files” sub header. You will see that a dialogue box will prompt, asking where you want to log into. If you want to go directly to your public html folder which stores all of your account files. Next step is to click on the “Web Root” and click “Go.” If you need to change anything with your .htaccess file, you should check the “show hidden files” dialogue box. After this, you can already access your File Manager. You can already start to edit, delete, or remove your files.


You can also choose various options from the list by simply choosing the file and right click over it. These are the commonly used tools in File Manager:


  • You can use this tool to modify any of your filenames
  • You can use this tool to remove any of your files that you no longer need.
  • HTML Edit. You can use this if you want to change the appearance of your web page.
  • You can use this to modify the code, but without the stylized look of the other option, which is the Code Edit.
  • Code Edit. You can use this if you need to modify a code in any of your files..


Do not forget to click on “Save Changes” to ensure that all changes and modifications will take effect in your account.


It is important to note that if there are significant changes in your webpage, you should save a copy of the original code that you have used so you can use it as reference in case the new and edited code will experience failure or errors.