cPanel Files Section

The Files section in cPanel includes the following tools - Backups, Backup Wizard, Legacy File Manager, File Manager, FTP accounts, FTP Session Control, FTP Tutorials, Backup restore, Anonymous FTP:

Backups - This functionality allows you to download to your local computer an archive copy of either you entire site (your home directory, databases, email forwarders configuration, email filters configuration) or each one of the previously mentioned parts of your site separately.

NB: If your account exceeds 500 MB, the backup functionality can not be used. Creating a full cPanel backup of an account over 500Mb requires a lot of system resources and endangers the overall performance of the shared server. The integrity of such backups cannot be guaranteed. In such a case you can follow our comprehensive manual backup instructions.

Backup Wizard - This wizard allows you to easily create or restore a backup of your web site. The above features and rules are valid for this option as well.

Legacy File Manager - You can check how the Legacy File Manager works here.

File Manager - Allows you to manage your site through HTTP rather than an FTP tool or another third-party application. You can upload, create or delete files, organize files in folders, change file permissions, create and extract archives. While not as sophisticated as most FTP tools, File Manager gives you all the basic functionality necessary to manage your site.

FTP accounts - This cPanel feature allows you to create, manage and delete separate FTP accounts. You will need a third party FTP program to access your files. You can define to which directory the FTP account has access. You can also alter its quota. The Configure FTP Client feature displays the proper settings for an FTP client so you can easily configure it.

At the end of the FTP accounts page there are the raw access logs ready for download through an FTP connection.

NB: Your domain should be pointed to the server for the raw logs to work.

FTP Session Control - This function allows you to check who is currently logged into your site through FTP. You can also terminate any FTP connection to your site.

FTP tutorials - You can check our comprehensive FTP tutorials. Learn how to use FTP and FTP clients for uploading, downloading and managing files.

Anonymous FTP - Allows access to your anonymous FTP directory without having a password to log in. This may be useful if you have files that you wish to be publicly available for download.

Backup restore - this tool allows you to restore your files, databases and e-mails from the available backups of your account.

NB: Please note that after allowing anonymous access any part of your system may be considered as a security hole. Thus it is not recommended.

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