When you purchase a domain name and hosting plan, you’ll need to upload files to your server to have a functional website. The SPanel file manager makes this intuitive and straightforward.
It lets you add files to your server in a couple of steps. Let’s take a clear look at what the file manager is and how to upload the files using it.
What’s a File Manager
The file manager is a web-based interface that lets users manage their web files and folders seamlessly. It gives users complete administrative control over their files.
They can create, edit and permanently remove files and folders for domains, subdomains, and subdirectories. Users can also copy, move and rename files.
Some of the other things you could do via the file manager include:
- Setting up the sitemap, which helps search engines to crawl and index the website
- Uploading plugins and theme’s raw files in the wp-content folder if the website runs on WordPress
- Deactivating and deleting plugins and themes.
- Adding and modifying the hypertext access (htaccess) file which allows you to set server configuration for a specific directory
- Creating a robots.txt file that instructs web robots on how to crawl a website and the pages to ignore
- Setting up and managing website subdirectories and their files
Uploading a File Using the File Manager
If you wish to upload any file to your server using the file manager, take these steps to get it done.
Step 1: Log in to Your Control Panel
Visit www.domain.com/spanel/login, replacing domain.com with your domain name to log in to your SPanel account—Scala Hosting’s all-in-one control panel.
Input your login details in the text boxes and click the Login button to sign in to your admin dashboard or the account control panel, of course, depending on the access you used.
If it’s with admin access, Spanel takes you to the admin dashboard but takes you straight to the control panel if you logged in as a user. Now, to get to your account control panel from the admin dashboard, locate the QUICK LINKS section on the dashboard and click List Accounts.
Find the account you wish to use its file manager on the account list, click the blue Actions button, then select Login in the pull-up menu to get into the account’s control panel.
You can create and manage email accounts, domains and databases, install WordPress, SSL certificates, and do many other things on the control panel.
Step 2: Access the File Manager
On the control panel, scroll to the FILES section and click File manager.
You should see all your domain and subdomain folders in the file manager on a new tab and select the folder you wish to upload the file to.
Choose public_html if you’re adding the file to the root domain.
Step 3: Upload Your File
When you choose the folder you wish to add the file to, click the upload icon and select File Upload. You can also upload a folder or zip file from the same place.
Select the file you wish to upload from your computer and leave the rest to SPanel.
In less than five seconds, you’ll see your file sitting in your file manager.
You can manage the file by clicking the drop-down arrow before the file name. Choose Edit if you wish to modify the file on the fly using the online editor. It saves you the stress of downloading the file, making the changes, and uploading back to the server.
SPanel allows you to upload files with 500MB maximum file size. Use the FTP feature to add heavier files to your server. If you have questions regarding upload files to your website, reach out to our support. We’re always available to help.