Managing Files

Using the File Manager to Create, Edit, Delete, Copy, Rename, and Move files and directories.

 

What and Where is the File Manger?

Creating

Editing

Deleting

Copying

Renaming

Moving

Setting Permissions

 

 

 

What and Where is the File Manger?

 

The file manager is a web-based tool that allows you to create, modify and delete files in your account. Access your file manager by:

 

1) Logging into your control panel at: http://www.example.com/admin

 

2) Click the Tools tab at the top of the page

 

3) Click the File Manager item from the menu on the left side of the page. This will bring up the File manager Interface:

 

Go To Directory : If you want to quickly jump to a location in your account, enter the path of the directory that you want to use (eg: pictures/mom).

 

[home] : This box shows the current directory the file manager is displaying. The root directory is indicated by: [home]

 

 

 

Creating files and/or directories

 

To create a File or Directory in the current directory, click the appropriate link inside of the file manager box. When you create a directory, you are given the option to then create a file within that directory. After you create a file, you are given the option to edit that file in the file editor.

 

 

 

Editing Files and folder 

 

To edit a file a file or folder, click on the 'Edit' link to the right of the item's name. If you are editing a folder, this will open a page that allows you to rename the folder: If you are editing a file, this will launch the text editor. Edit the file to your liking and select the appropriate button:

 

Filename : Change the name of the file.

 

Editor Size :  Make the text area larger or smaller depending on your needs.

 

Preview :  This option is only for use with HTML files. It allows you to preview your changes in a new browser window without saving them.

 

Perl Checker :  If you are editing a perl/cgi file this will save your changes and then check for syntax errors. Please note: Don't use this function if you are editing standard text or HTML files, it is only for use with Perl Scripts.

 

Save Changes :  Saves any changes that have been made to the file, and returns to the parent directory.

 

Cancel :  This cancels back to the file list, and ignores any changes that have been made.

 

 

 

 

Deleting files and/or directories

 

To delete a file or directory, select it using the check boxes on the left, and then click the "Delete" button. The 'toggle' link allows you to check/uncheck all of the checkboxes at once. If you accidentally delete a file, you may be able to recover it from our backups, however this is not guaranteed, so please be careful when deleting files.

 

 

 

Copying files and/or directories

 

To copy a file or a directory, select the checkboxes of the items that you want to copy, and click the 'Copy' button at the top or bottom of the file listing. This will open a page that lets you choose where to duplicate of the selected files:

 

Copy to : Type the path (or use the browse tool) to select the location for the files.

 

Open File manager in selected folder :  After the files are copied, open the file manager in the directory that was the selected destination.

 

 

 

Renaming files and/or directories

 

You can rename a file or folder by clicking the 'Edit' link to the left of the item's name. For directories, you will be presented with a simple page that let you rename the folder. For files, you will be presented with the file editor which allows you to both rename the file, as well as edit it's content.

 

 

 

Moving files and/or directories

 

To move a file or a directory, select the checkboxes of the items that you want to move, and click the 'Move' button at the top or bottom of the file listing. This will open a page that lets you choose where to relocate the selected files:

 

Move to :  Type the path (or use the browse tool) to select the location for the files.

 

Open File manager in selected folder : After the files are moved, open the file manager in the directory that was the selected destination.

 

 

 

Setting File Permissions

 

To set the permissions on a file or a directory, select the checkboxes of the items that you want to alter, and click the 'Set Permissions' button at the top or bottom of the file listing. This will open a page that lets you choose the permissions:

 

Use Octal :  If you know the octal value for the permission you want to set, enter that value in this field.

 

Use Presets : Our pull down offers 8 preset levels of permissions to assist you if you are unsure of the correct octal value:

  • Public File (Web Accessible)
  • Public File (Web Accessible)
  • Private File (Not Web Accessible)
  • Perl / CGI Script
  • File to be read by a Perl / CGI script
  • File to be read and written to by a Perl / CGI script
  • PHP
  • File to be read by a PHP
  • File to be read and written to by a PHP

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