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Using SFTP filemanagement in your control panel

With SFTP you can upload files to your website. In this article we explain how you can upload files via your control panel with the use of a web hosting package.



Step 1

Inside the control panel, go to the tab 'Domains & Hosting' and select your domain name in the column to the left (don't check the box). Next to 'Your website', click on the cog wheel, followed by 'SFTP filemanagement'.

Click on SFTP filemanagement



Step 2

You will now see an overview of the folders of the website(s) that are present on your web hosting package. This overview is the home folder, for technical reasons no new folders or files can be added.

Manage your files

To add files to the website that is on your main domain (in our example www.site-example.com), open the folder www.

To add files to websites that are on subdomains, open the subdomains folder. If you have created subdomains on your web hosting package, you will be able to provide them with content through this folder.

To upload files and folders for your website, simply drag and drop them to the folder you want to upload them to. We will now explain what the other features are within 'SFTP filemanagement'. In our example we open the 'www' folder by clicking on it.

On site-example.com we have installed WordPress. You will therefore see a series of files in the example below, which are automatically placed in the 'www' folder by the WordPress installation .

manage files in the www folder


The different features of SFTP File Manager

New-folder

If you click on the blue button 'New folder' you will create a new folder inside the map you are currently in. In our example the new folder will be created in the www folder.


New-folder

If you click on the blue button 'Upload', you can upload a file directly to the folder you are currently in.


magnifying glass

By clicking on the magnifiying glass, you are able to search for a file or folder inside the folder you are currently in. This is especially useful when a large amount of files or folders are present in the folder you are currently in.



To perform specific actions on files or folders, check one or more boxes next to the file or folder.

On the right you will then find different options for you to choose from. In some cases, certain options are disabled. For instance, you can't rename multiple files at once or copy / paste folders.

Rename

This option allows you to rename a file or folder.


Cut

This option allows you to cut a file and paste it in another location within SFTP File Manager.


Copy

This option allows you to cut a file and paste it in another location within SFTP File Manager.

After clicking either 'Cut' or 'Copy', you immediately see a window with the option to paste the file or folder. You can also go back one folder or click on a new folder to open it and paste the file or folder into it.


Rights

By clicking on 'Rights' you can indicate which rights you want to assign to the file or folder. You can choose from 'Read', 'Write' and ‘Execute’.


Delete

This allows you to delete the selected file or folder.


Download

Clicking on 'Download' allows you to, you guessed it, download the file or folder.


Open

When you have selected a file and click on 'Open', the file will be opened in a new tab in your browser.

When you have selected a folder and click on 'Open', this will have the same effect as when you would click on 'Download'. The folder will then be downloaded in a .zip file.


Clear

If you click on 'Clear', the box next to the file or folder will be unchecked.



In this article we explained how to use 'SFTP File Management' in your control panel.

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