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Sometimes it's necessary to upload files to your cPanel account. This can be easily accomplished by using the File Manager within your cPanel account. If you are unfamiliar with File Manager in cPanel, please see our article on Using File Manager in cPanel

In this example, we're going to upload a test.html file to the public_html folder in File Manager. So when you visit the file through a web browser, you'd go to If you wanted to place the file in a subfolder called test, then to visit the file in a browser you'd go to

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. On the home screen under the files section choose "File Manager".
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  4.  Click the Settings icon in your File Manager window.
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  6.  Next, choose where you'd like to start in. For this example, we're going to use the Web Root option - which is the public_html folder. Since we're uploading to the public_html  folder we do not need to navigate anywhere else.
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  8. Select "Upload" from the icons at the top.
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  10. Navigate to the file you want to upload on your local computer by selecting the "Choose File" button.
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  12. Select the file and click "Open". Once the file is finished uploading you can click on the link in the cetner of the screen to retrun to the folder you uploaded the file to.
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  14. Now, in a web browser, we can visit the file and verify it uploaded to the location correctly. 
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    n/a Points
    2016-02-04 12:01 pm

    thank you bro

    n/a Points
    2016-06-12 6:12 pm

    So I uploaded all of my files to the Web Root folder(public.html) but the website is still not updating the latest files.  It is still showing the old version of my webpage.  I recently transferred my domain to a different registrar and I had a cPanel account through them.  I just created a new account though and uploaded all different files under a new account.  Any idea what the issue might be?  How can I fix this??

    43,209 Points
    2016-06-13 2:28 pm
    Are you certain the domain is pointing to the new server? Are you using any sort of caching? Have you cleared your browser cache? All of these things can cause the issue you are experiencing. Let us know if you have tried all of these and are still having trouble.
    n/a Points
    2016-11-18 4:14 am

    how do i find my link after uploading

    2,043 Points
    2016-11-18 10:10 am
    dammy, uploading your file does not automatically create a link, but you could navigate to your upload via your 'temp' URL.

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