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Managing your files at your site





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The file manager icon is used to do the following:

  • Upload/FTP your files into the different directories.

  • Review your logs.

  • Adjust permissions.

  • Create/Rename directories.

Directory Explanation

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 password-protected.

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 Manager

1. From the Control Panel, select the File Manager icon. The File Manager window appears:

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 smallest.

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 named a-plus.htm.



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