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:
- 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).
- Log in to your Account.
- In the Files section, click File Manager.
- 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.|
|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.|