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How to use File Manager in Direct Admin

How to use File Manager in Direct Admin

Click the File Manager link

This demo assumes you've already logged in to Direct Admin

Now let's learn how to use File Manager in Direct Admin, to manage the files in our hosting account

Let's go there now..... click public_html

This is File Manager, and it's here that you can upload files to your account, rename them, delete them, change their permissions, create new folders, and many other functions

Your website files are located in the public_html folder

Let's create a new folder..... scroll down...

Now we see the files and folders located within the public_html folder

Enter the name of the new folder here

Then click Create

Scroll down.....

Now let's rename this folder.... click Rename here

The new folder has been created, and can be seen here

Enter the new name of this folder

Then click Rename

Scroll down.....

Now let's delete the folder altogether... check this box

The folder has been renamed

Scroll down.....

Then click Delete

Click OK to confirm you wish to delete the folder

We want to upload a file to the cgi-bin folder, so click cgi-bin here

Now let's learn how to upload files to the hosting account

The folder has been deleted

Scroll down.....

Click Upload files to current directory

Now use the browse button to locate a file for uploading, on your computer

Select test_scriptl.cgi

Then click Open

Once you've selected all files you want to upload, click Upload Files

Click here to go back

Success! The file has been uploaded to our hosting account

Now let's change the permissions of the test_scriptl.cgi file..... click here to select the file

Enter the new permissions here

Then click Set Permission

Now let's delete this file... select it again by checking here

The permissions have been changed, as you can see here

Then click Delete

Confirm the deletion by clicking OK

The file has been deleted

Click the Home icon here

This is the end of the tutorial. You should now be more familiar with using File Manager to upload files, create new folders, renaming files or folders, and setting file permissions

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