This tutorial is going to teach you how to Use Web Disk in cPanel. The Web Disk allows you to easily drag and drop files to your hosting account. This tutorial will assume that you are logged into your cPanel. If you are having trouble doing that, please see the tutorial named “How to Login to cPanel“.
Web disk allows you to drag and drop files easily from your computer to your hosting account. It is just as if your account was part of your home computer. You can also navigate through the files in your hosting account, just as you do the files on your local computer. Scroll down to the Files section on the main page of your cPanel, and click on the Web Disk icon. This will take you to the Web Disk Accounts Main Page.
You will find a section called Create Web Disk Account. In the first box enter the username you want to use for login. If you have more than one domain, such as a parked domain or an add-on domain, make sure you use the drop-down menu to select the correct domain to create the web disk account on. Enter a password, then re-enter it to verify it is correct, then click the Create button. This will take you to the confirmation screen to verify that you have successfully setup a new Web Disk account. Click the Go Back link, and you will find your new account listed in the Web Disk Account Manager.
The Manager has a button called Access Web Disk. Click that button for your new account. The page that opens will give you the choice of three operating systems. You need to choose the one that you’ll use to view Web Disk.
Main headings are Apple Operating Systems, Microsoft Operating Systems, and Linux/BSD Operating Systems. Each has a drop-down list of different systems. Find your system and follow the directions given in the display box. There is a link to click to create a Desktop Shortcut, and a pop-up will open to start running the script. Click OK, and you are now able to launch Web Disk using the icon on your desktop.
Return to your main cPanel page by clicking on the HOME icon in the upper left corner. This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to set up Web Disk, for the purpose of dragging and dropping files directly to and from your hosting account to your home computer.
You can now exit cPanel by closing your browser, or by using the Logout button in the upper right corner. Remember, if you are using a public computer, ALWAYS Logout of cPanel before closing due to security reasons.