When you log in to your cPanel account, one of the sections you will there is named “Files.” Below, you will find a brief description of the features contained in this section.
Backups – x3
Through this interface, you can download, copy, and store the files, email filters, databases, and forwarders of your accounts.
When you create a backup of your /home directory, it will include all of the files that you own and those you do not but have access to. In other words, it will not create copies of files you do not own and have access to.
Backup Wizard – x3
This user-friendly interface makes it a lot convenient to create backups of your website, which you should regularly do, by the way. It allows you to create either a partial or a complete backup. This is also the same tool you will use when you want to perform a website restoration from a backup.
To use the wizard, just choose the appropriate option for your needs (either to create a backup or perform a website restoration). When you want to do the former, choose the Backup option. When you want to restore your website, choose the Restore option.
File Manager – x3
This interface makes it easy for you to manage and configure your website files through the use of a browser.
Legacy File Manager – x3
The Legacy File Manager serves like a predecessor to the File Manager, which means that it makes use of an older interface. Users who do not want to utilize the File Manager often opt for the Legacy version, as it allows them to manipulate files via an older interface, something that many older cPanel users are already accustomed to.
Web Disk – x3
This interface grants you the ability to manage and configure files through the interface of your own OS. Use this if you want to easily administer your Web Disk accounts.
The best thing about this is that the Web Disk utility allows you to manipulate your files in various types of interfaces (for instance, your desktop computer, smartphone, tablet, or software programs).
Disk Space Usage – x3
As the term already suggests, the Disk Space Usage interface gives you information about disk space usage of your accounts. It also displays details about all of the subdirectories under your home directory. You can also take advantage of this to have better disk space quota management.
FTP Accounts – x3
When you want to create new File Transfer Protocol (FTP) accounts or manage existing ones on your website, you should use this interface.
FTP Session Control – x3
This interface enables you to check and terminate currently-running FTP sessions. However, keep in mind that the FTP Session Control icon only appears when your hosting provider has enabled anonymous FTP and FTP services on your account.
Anonymous FTP – x3
Use this interface to establish the method of how anonymous users can interact and communicate with the FTP server. However, the icon for this feature will only appear when your system administrator enabled both the FTP and the anonymous FTP services for your account.