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How to Upload a File With cPanel File Manager

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 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

Upload a File In cPanel

  1. Login to cPanel.
  2. On the home screen under the Files section choose File Manager.
    Upload a File in cPanel - File Manager
  3. Click the Settings icon in your File Manager window.
    Upload a File in cPanel - click on the settings button
  4. 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.
    Upload a File - select document root, hidden files, and click save
  5. Select Upload from the icons at the top.
    How to Upload a File in cPanel - Upload
  6. Navigate to the file you want to upload on your local computer by clicking the “Select File” button.
    Upload a File in cPanel - Choose File
  7. 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.
    Upload a File - Selecting File
  8. Now, in a web browser, we can visit the file and verify it uploaded to the location correctly.
    Upload a File - View of Uploaded File

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.



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