Upload and Download Hosted Files Through Your Control Panel with Webshell
Posted by Michael J on 19 October 2011 11:07 AM
In today's tutorial we are going to look at file manager program Webshell built into the Hsphere control panel. Webshell is simple and easy to use and it can be used as an alternative to FTP to upload and download files. Let's see how it works!
First step is to log in to your control panel: https://cp.hostica.com/
Next you can either go to FTP/User Account > FTP or you can click on the FTP manager icon in the FTP area.
Now click on the login icon to log in. You won't be prompted for a password since you already had to log in to your control panel. (As a side note you can also change your FTP password from this page in case you ever have problems logging in with your FTP client)
Inside Webshell you'll see this screen. On the left side are directories for all your hosted domains. For organizational purposes each directory is its own website. Let's upload an image to our website. Go ahead and click to move forward.
Click on the "MKDIR" button at the top to make a directory. Type in the name of your new directory and click create. After we make the directory click on the "Upload" button to upload an imagine into that directory.
Webshell allows you to upload 10 items at a time. Click on the empty fields and browse for the files you wish to upload. Once you are ready then click on the upload button at the bottom.
And that's how easy it is to upload! You can also use Webshell to create, move and delete files on your hosting account. One more thing we should look at are the file details. If you click on a file on the left side of Webshell the details will be displayed on the right side. Besides information about the files details you will able to rename it, compress it, change permissions and download it back to your computer.
Webshell is best when you need to upload or download something from your website in a jiffy and you don't have an FTP client around. There are a few other basic features and functions of Webshell but you can click around and explore a little bit more. Easy and fast access to files in your hosting account is Webshell in a nutshell. ;)