A Web Disk is a flexible type of application that enables users to navigate and pilot files on different types of electronic devices. Examples of these include mobile smart phones, a personal desktop, or other instruments of the same function depending on the users preference. Basically, it allows users to access the files that are stored in it virtually anywhere; it can also be used to save detached files from personal emails. Simply put, the application adds convenience for users in terms of administering the files. Adding something or deleting documents can be made as easily and directly on the server as the application is supported by various file operations. Users can create a web disk account via cPanel host.
Creating a Web Disk
To create a web disk account, simply log on to cPanel and scroll down the bottom. There, you will see the web disk icon and click the button. Upon doing so, the page will automatically direct you to a login page. Users will then be required to fill in information such as the user’s desired username, password, directory and click the create button. Users must be reminded that the main web disk account cannot be deleted though users can always change the password if desired, anytime. In line with this, it must be noted however that passwords must be change every time a username account is change with Digest Authentication enabled.
Using the Web Disk
After which, the account will shortly appear on the web disk account manager. Users are now ready to use their own Web Disk account. This will enable the user to easily drag and drop any file from the users personal desktop as if it’s an extension of the personal computer. Aside from this, users can also administrate the files easily as they will on a normal computer desktop. It should be noted that users could create as much account as they will and not be limited to a single account only. When creating additional accounts, there will appear a permission tab below the directory which will ask the user to choose either read-write or read-only.
The read-write icon will enable all operations inside the directory be open for access while the read-only icon will allow user to only read and download files among the directory. Another additional features when managing the account is that users will have easier time in doing the appropriate actions they desired. For instance, they can easily manipulate the account through the actions tab with user friendly labels such as change password, delete, set read-write, disable digest authentication.
Accessing the Account
Simply click on the access web disk account tab and just choose among the available choices on which operation the user would want to use. For easy access, users can create a short cut icon by selecting the tab “click here and save to desktop”. The icon should now appear on the users desktop. Double clicking the icon for later on user would immediately navigate the user to the existing account.
If desired, users can always delete a web disk account simply by selecting the delete button on the corresponding link that the user wanted to remove.