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


1) Click the File Manager link or Files icon 




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






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




 


3) Now we see the files and folders located within the public_html folder. Let's create a new folder..... scroll down...

 

 

 

4) Enter the name of the new folder here






5) Then click Create

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




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






7) Enter the new name of this folder





8) Then click Rename






The folder has been renamed




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

 




10) Then click Delete




11) Click OK to confirm you wish to delete the folder





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


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

 

 


13) Scoll to the bottom and click Upload files to current directory

 




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





 

15) Select form.cgi and click open




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






Success! The file has been uploaded to our hosting account 






18) Click here to go back


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


 


20) Enter the new permissions here






21) Then click Set Permission

 




The permissions have been changed, as you can see here




 

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




23) Then click Delete


24) Confirm the deletion by clicking OK





The file has been deleted






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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