Uploading a file to your account is a breeze with the cPanel File Manager. This may be necessary, particularly when trying to verify site ownership for Google Search Console. If you’re not familiar with CPanel’s File Manager, take a look at our guide on how to use it.
To illustrate, let’s say we want to upload a test.html file to the public_html folder in File Manager. That way, you can access the file by going to example.com/test.html using a web browser. It’s crucial to remember this, so you can be sure you’re testing the correct file.
Suppose you prefer to store the file in a subfolder called “test.” In that case, you can access the file on a browser by going to example.com/test/test.html.
Upload a File In cPanel
- Login to cPanel.
- On the home screen under the Files section choose File Manager.
- Click the Settings icon in your File Manager window.
- Next, choose the folder location you’d like to start in. For this example, we’re going to use the Document Root for our website.
- Select Upload from the icons at the top.
- Navigate to the file you want to upload on your local computer by clicking the “Select File” button.
- Select the file and click Open. Once the file is finished uploading you can click on the link in the center of the screen to return to the folder you uploaded the file to.
- Now, in a web browser, we can visit the file and verify it uploaded to the location correctly.
Congratulations, now you know how to upload a file with cPanel File Manager. Check out our cPanel Education Channel for more tutorials to help you build a successful website.