You can upload your files directly through cPanel using the File Manager. File Manager is a web interface that allows you to manage all files associated with your account.
This following video demonstrates some common tasks that can be accomplished with File Manager, including uploading, renaming and deleting files.
cPanel's File Manager may look slightly different depending on which version of cPanel your server is running, however, the functionality described in the video is the same.
How to Upload a File Using File Manager
To upload a file through cPanel's File Manager, please do the following:
- Login to cPanel.
- Under Files, click File Manager.
- Select Web Root and Show Hidden Files, then click Go.
- Click to open the folder to which you'd like to upload files.
- Click Upload from the top toolbar.
- Click Browse (some web browsers will have Choose File instead).
- Select the file on your computer that you wish to upload.
- Once the file has been selected, it will automatically upload. You may select additional files while uploads are in progress.
Finding the URL of a File
If you want to share a new web file with friends or the public, you must first determine the path of the file.
- Log into FTP or File Manager and note the parent folder where your file is stored (normally public_html).
- Double click the folder icon to navigate inside public_html.
- If you see the file here, you are done. If you need to navigate inside more folders to find your file, note each folder. (Folder names are case-sensitive, so you must use the exact capitalization and spelling.)
- Once you locate your file, you should have noted the full path (a list of the folders you must go inside, respectively, to find that file).
- Now simply add the file name, exactly as it appears, to the end of the path. (File names are case-sensitive, so you must use the exact capitalization and spelling.)
- Almost there! Now you just need to replace "public_html" with http and your primary domain name.
- Try to browse these URLs and you will see the files you uploaded.
Addon and Subdomains
This can even be done for addon and subdomains. Just replace the
public_html/subfolder/ part with the addon or subdomain name.
For the addon domain myblogdomain.com with the document root in the blog subfolder (inside public_html). A path like
public_html/blog/includes/Movies/bigjump.avi would become: