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How to access WPX Hosting's File Manager and what can you do with it


We have made accessing your important website files far simpler with our own File Manager! This grants convenient access to your site’s files and lets you bypasses the more complex FTP process.


How do I access this File Manager?

You can do this from My Services (1) WordPress Hosting (2) File Manager (3) and then select Open File Manager (4);

File Manager via WordPress Hosting

 



IMPORTANT
: Moving, editing, or deleting files within the File Manager could break your website! Please ensure that you understand the consequences of such actions before making any changes.

If you're unsure, please contact your 24/7 WPX Support Team and they will advise or perform the operations for you.


After that, the File Manager will open for you in a new tab;

File Manager opens in a New Tab

What can I do in the File Manager?

First, you need to understand how WPX Hosting sorts your websites into folders.

Essentially, there are two types of websites: one is a Main website and the other is Sub-site.

Please note that a Main website does not receive any additional privileges over Sub-sites. If the main site is not an active site, you can still use the other sites just as you would normally.

All files for a website are contained in the public_html folder for their respective site.

In the following screenshot, you can see how these folders are organised:

Main Sites and Sub Sites

 

How do I Create Files and Folders and Upload Files?

If you select File from the top menu, you can create new files and folders and upload new files too.

Note: You can’t upload folders; if you want to upload a folder, you should archive it first and then upload it.

 

What can I do with Files and Folders?

If you right-click on a file or folder, you will be presented with the following options:



From here you can Rename (1) files and folders,

as well as Download (2) files and folders.

Note: If you want to download a folder, it will be saved as an archive.

You can also Delete (3) the selected object.

 

There are also some sub-menus that you can use to make additional changes:

 

If you select Clipboard (4), you will get the following options:



From here, you can Copy, Cut, and Paste files and folders.


In the Select (5) sub-menu you can:



Select All the files and folders in the current directory, or Select None and remove any selection you have made.

Invert Selection will just remove all selected items and select those that were not.


The Tools (6) section offers some interesting options for you to use:

 

Here you can get Folder Sizes and you can change the permissions of selected files with Chmod Selected. You can also Compress the selected items into an archive and perform a Search too.

Note: If you want to change permissions and are not sure what to change them to, you can always contact us via a support ticket or through Live Chat. Be careful when making changes to permissions!


If you have an archive you need to extract, right-click on the archive and you will see the following option:



The supported file formats for an archive are: .zip, .tar, and .tar.gz


Another useful feature in our File Manager is the ability to work on different things simultaneously by using tabs:



Organising your website’s files has become even easier now with this system, freely available to you as a WPX user.


If you have any feedback for us about our File Manager, or you need any help with it, don’t hesitate to raise a support ticket via:

https://wpxhosting.com/tickets/new/

and we'll answer ASAP!


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