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Building on Your Domain

Your cPanel include a File Manager that allows you to interact directly with the files stored in your web hosting account. Accessing your files through the File Manager is how you build directly to your domain.This can be useful if you want to upload software that cannot be automatically installed via the Web Applications section of your cPanel, if you need to change the name or permissions of a file or group or files, or if you want to edit a plain text file. To access your files via the File Manager, use these steps:

Check out this intro video of your cPanel here.

Login to with your username and password.

Once logged in you'll be at the homepage of your control panel. Scroll down and find “File Manager”

On the left side of the “File Manager” window, you'll see a navigation menu containing the file structure of your webhosting account. More information about the contents of these files and folders can be found in the File Structures and the File Manager documentation in this knowledgebase. You'll notice your current location (the public_html folder) is bolded and highlighted in this menu. Click the [+] (expand) icon next to a folder to see what subfolders it contains, or click on the name of the folder to view all of its contents in the file browser on the right side of the page. You can also navigate through the folders in your account by double-clicking on them in the file browser on the right side of the “File Manager” page.

To select an item, click once on its icon in the file browser. You can also use the “Select All” button above the file browser, or your computer's keyboard shortcuts (Shift, Command, Control, etc), to select multiple items from this list.

Depending on what you have selected, different options will be available to you in the action menu across the top of the “File Manager” page. If you have selected a folder, for example, you can “Rename” it or “Change Permissions” on it, but do not edit it using the Code Editor or HTML Editor.

If you know exactly what location you want to skip to within your webhosting account, you can type it into the box directly above the navigation menu and click Go.

Alternatively, if you know the exact name of the file or folder you are looking for, but not its location, you can use the Search box to find it.

Manage your HTML & CSS Files

What is HTML and CSS?

HTML, Hypertext Markup Language, is a standardized system for structuring and styling your web pages. You can use HTML and CSS to add paragraphs, headings, images and links to webpage. HTML 1.) describes web documents, 2.) are described by HTML tags, and 3.) each HTML tag describes different document content.

You will be able to find for moreFor more information about HTML and CSS

Generally, there are 2 ways to manage your HTML and CSS files.

  1. You can edit your files directly using Code Editor or HTML Editor.
  2. You can use File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to upload your files directly into your cPanel.

You will find the introduction of Code Editor and HTML Editor below. To learn more about FTP, check out the Setting Up FTP for more information.

Code Editor and HTML Editor

Both editors allow cPanel users to edit their documents from the File Manager interface (Home»Files»File Manager).

Code Editor Code Editor is available on your cPanel, you can use the code editor in the File Manager to change the code. It is suggested to only make minor changes on your web site. For more elaborate editing, save the files first before you use your desired software for more advanced editing.

  1. Go to your cPanel File Manager
  2. You will see Code Editor and Html Editor located on top of your cPanel once you log in.
  3. Clicking the Code Editor will result in the warning below. If you are working in English, click on “Disable Encoding Check” and then click “Edit”.
  4. You can start editing your code in the following interface

HTML Editor HTML Editor allows your to edit your HTML files from the File Manager. This visual WYSIWYG HTML editor works similar to desktop editors, such as Microsoft Word.

  1. Go to your cPanel File Manager and HTML Editor is located on top of your cPanel as where Code Editor is.
  2. You will see the following screen, which functions that's similar to Microsoft Word.
  3. The Table below lists the tools that you might use when you are editing your HTML files using HTML Editor on your cPanel

For more information about HTML Editor, check out the cPanel documentation on HTML Editor.

cpanel/accessing-your-files-through-the-file-manager.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/17 18:51 by lchen1