The file manager icon is
used to do the following:
domain-anonftp - This is the directory to store your downloadable
files for anonymous users using your FTP address.
domain-web-logs - This folder contains raw log access files, which
record your visitor information. Your control panel has a site statistics
tool that is graphical.
domain-mail - This directory stores all of the POP mail account
information for your domain.
domain-www - This directory stores all of your
public html and htm files for your domain (same folder as the www folder)
and this is where you upload your web site files.
www - This directory stores all of your html and htm files for
your domain (identical to the domain-www folder).
domain-secure - This directory stores all of your secure html and
htm files (same folder as www folder and domain-www folder).
File Manager Overview
Similar to Microsoft Windows Explorer in function, the File Manager
Option in the Control Panel allows you to perform file management tasks
such as creating files and directories, setting the read, write or execute
permissions on the files and directories in your site, renaming or deleting
files or directories, and changing the password for directories that are
The files in your site are stored
in directories. Directories can hold other sub-directories.
The result is a directory structure that can have many sub-levels.
Any of those directories can contain files. How you organize your
directory structure is up to you.
Navigating The File
1. From the Control Panel, select the File Manager icon. The File Manager
2. Once the File Manager window
has opened, you will see a listing of directories and files located in
your Current Directory.
File Manager does not display hidden files (i.e., files whose names begin
with a period (.), such as “.htaccess”). The Permission, Delete, Rename,
and Password columns will be discussed later in this section.
3. Each directory and file within the listing will appear as a hypertext
link. Links appear blue and underlined. Simply click on any link to drill
down into that directory. In the case of a file, clicking on its link
will open the file (if it can be opened by the browser).
4. Many things can happen when you drill down into a directory. (In this
case, the directory user-logs was opened.)
Click on the Parent Dir link to
move “up” (or “back”) one directory. Clicking on a link will move you
from the user-logs directory back into the user directory.
5. Try drilling down into a file
6. To move “back” one directory,
click on the Parent Dir link.
When in a directory that has a large
number of files, the files are listed alphabetically by file name.
Sometimes, it is desirable to see the listing of files sorted by the time
(date) of their creation or by the size of the files, from largest to
The alphabetical sorting option is case-sensitive. This means that file
names beginning with upper-case letters come before file names beginning
with lower-case letters. The sort order is A-Z, then a-z. This means,
for example, you could have a file named WORDS.TXT listed before a file