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The Web Disk Utility

Posted by Alex on 24 01 2017.

New to the world of cPanel? Then you most likely have not utilized many of its interfaces and features yet. One of the most important and fundamental interfaces you should take the time to check out and review is the User Manager interface.

Under the User Manager interface, you will see a lot of options and features, such as those for linking accounts, adding subaccounts, editing subaccounts, and deleting subaccounts. Basically, this interface is where you head to when you want to configure, make changes, or simply manage your subaccounts.

The Subaccount Options

Before discussing the Web Disk Utility in detail, it is important you learn about the other options you have when it comes to your subaccounts. Through the Subaccounts options under the User Manager Interface, you can access emails, FTP, and of course, Web Disk.

In addition, the Subaccount Service of the User Manager Interface enables you to merge all your emails, existing FTPs, and Web Disk accounts in just a single Subaccount. Furthermore, you can use this cPanel interface to sync service accounts to your subaccounts.

The Web Disk Utility Overview

Now that you know more about the User Manager Interface’s nifty features, it is time for you to learn more about the Web Disk Utility.

Whenever you want to manipulate, configure, or manage your files on your server located in several interfaces (such as your desktop computer, smartphone, tablet, other forms of mobile devices, or specific kinds of software), you can do so with the Web Disk Utility.

To make it easier for you to manage your tasks related to the Web Disk service, you should consider using a device you are already accustomed to (for instance, your laptop or your desktop computer. When you access the utility from any of these two interfaces, it opens up a window wherein you can make the changes or revisions, such as adding moving, or deleting files.

The Options under the Web Disk Utility

Whenever you open the Web Disk Utility, you will have three options available for your choosing, depending on the particular task you have at hand. These include the following:

  1. The Home Directory.

The Home Directory, which takes the form of a text box, enables you to make changes to the home directory of Subaccount’s Web Disk.

  1. The Permissions.

The Permissions option enables you to dictate the home directory permissions of the Subaccount. There are two options here: first is the “Read-Write,” the setting that allows the subaccount to have files inside the directory read or written. The second one, the “Read-Only” option, which only allows file reading in the directory.

  1. The Digest Authentication

In some cases, you have to enable the Digest Authentication feature, such as when you use Windows Vista, 7, or 8 and you attempt to gain access to Web Disk via an unencrypted connection.

However, you no longer have to follow this step in the event that your domain already has an SSL certificate signed by a recognized certificate authority and that you access Web Disk with SSSL via the port 2078.