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Setup a Web Disk Using cPanel

Posted by Jamison on 17 11 2015.

If you are using different types of interfaces or devices, such as a mobile device, computer, or different software, you might want to consider using Web Disk. This software is very useful because it helps you manipulate and manage files on your server via various interfaces or devices. But even if you are just using one interface, this utility tool can still make your server file management work faster and easier to finish. You don’t have to be a techie to use this tool. Once you access it on your computer, you can add, move or delete files in a matter of minutes.

 

By default, the system will make a main Web Disk account for you within your cPanel account. You can access this by using the login and password information you use to open your cPanel account. Your Web Disk files can be accessed in your home directory.

 

But if you…

If you are using different types of interfaces or devices, such as a mobile device, computer, or different software, you might want to consider using Web Disk. This software is very useful because it helps you manipulate and manage files on your server via various interfaces or devices. But even if you are just using one interface, this utility tool can still make your server file management work faster and easier to finish. You don’t have to be a techie to use this tool. Once you access it on your computer, you can add, move or delete files in a matter of minutes.

 

By default, the system will make a main Web Disk account for you within your cPanel account. You can access this by using the login and password information you use to open your cPanel account. Your Web Disk files can be accessed in your home directory.

 

But if you want to create a new account, you can easily do so. Just follow the steps below so you can set up an additional account for Web Disk:

 

  1. Log in to your Control Panel. Once you are logged in, look for the Web Disk icon and click on it.

 

  1. Create a new Web Disk Account. Just type in a new user name in the login field. You can pick any domain or subdomain from your account.

 

  1. Create a new password that is composed of at least 5 characters. The system will grade the password that you create. It will determine if your password is weak or strong, depending on the score. Some web hosts will require for your password to be strong.

 

  1. Once you have typed details on these two fields, a directory will automatically be created. However, if you don’t want it, you can easily change it. If you are new to Web Disk, it would be more appropriate if you use the directory set by the system. Once you are already familiar with the different features of this tool, you can always change your directory.

 

  1. Pick a Permission setting. You can choose read-write, which enables the account to gain access to every operation inside the directory. Meanwhile, the read-only setting only permits the account to read, list, and download the files found in the directory.

 

  1. Set the Enable Digest Authentication if you are using Windows 7, 8, or Vista. However, if your domain utilizes an SSL certificate, you are not required to enable Digest Authentication.

 

  1. After filling up everything, you can click the Create button.

 

Once you have created and set up a new account in Web Disk, it is very easy to access your new account. Simply click the Access Web Disk icon and the right version of your operating system from the menu available. Next, connect to the SSL by selecting the SSL checkbox. For easy connection to Web Disk, just click on Download Quick Start Script and then run the script on your computer. Once you are done, you can now connect to your Web Disk.