How to Upload a File Using the File Manager?

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, replacing with your domain name to log in to your SPanel account—Scala Hosting’s all-in-one control panel.

How to Upload a File Using the File Manager?

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.

How to Upload a File Using the File Manager?

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.

How to Upload a File Using the File Manager?

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.

How to Upload a File Using the 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. 

How to Upload a File Using the File Manager?

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.

How to Upload a File Using the File Manager?

Select the file you wish to upload from your computer and leave the rest to SPanel.

How to Upload a File Using the File Manager?

In less than five seconds, you’ll see your file sitting in your file manager.

How to Upload a File Using the 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. 

Need Support?

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.



Working in the web hosting industry for over 13 years, Rado has inevitably got some insight into the industry. A digital marketer by education, Rado is always putting himself in the client's shoes, trying to see what's best for THEM first. A man of the fine detail, you can often find him spending 10+ minutes wondering over a missing comma or slightly skewed design.

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