Managing Your Hosting Account’s Files

9 September 2016

Your hosting account is on a computer — just like a personal computer. So, just like a personal computer you can manage your website’s files and directories, with tasks like:

  • Uploading
  • Moving
  • Archiving (zipping) and unarchiving

Changes you make through your hosting account’s file manager will take effect on the Internet immediately.

Use one of the following, based on the type of hosting you have. You can tell this by the second word in your hosting’s description beneath your hosting account’s domain name, e.g. Deluxe Web correlates to Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel).

Linux (cPanel)

  1. Log in to your Account.
  2. In the Files section, click File Manager.
  3. Use the File Manager’s following tools:

Button Use it to…
+ File Double-click any file to open it in a text editor.
+ Folder Upload files from your computer.
Copy Create new files or directories.
Move Change the selected file’s or directory’s parent directory.
Upload Upload files from your computer.
Download Download selected files from your hosting account to your computer.
Delete Remove the selected files from your hosting account.
Restore Deprecated
Rename Change the file’s or directory’s name.
Edit Open the file in a plain text editor.
Code Editor Open the file in an editor with code-oriented syntax highlighting.
HTML Editor Open the file in an editor with HTML-oriented highlighting.
Permissions Change the file’s permissions.
View Open the file in a read-only editor.
Extract Open an archive file to reveal its contents.
Compress Create an archive file containing the selected content.