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cPanel File Manager is a web interface where your entire site's information, including images, documents, 404 pages, are organized into folders. It is a quick and easy way to manage, navigate and edit your files.
File Manager vs. FTP? Well... Nearly anything you need to do with your files can be done through this file system. For example, you can edit, upload, copy, compress, extract and remove files. So it's pretty much a matter of preference, but there are advantages and disadvantages in certain situations, which you can see in the table below.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. FTP is a way for two or more computers located on the same network to share files through a standard protocol. A protocol defines the rules that computers on the same network use to talk with each other. And FTP is how computers on networks, like the internet, communicate and share files.,
FTP is an external application that works similar to File Manager, but the program must be downloaded. FileZilla and WinSCP are two examples of graphical FTP's that are available for free.
Both File Manager and FTP have similar functionality in transferring files from one location to another. See what separates FTP from File Manager in the table below.
To upload a file to a website using cPanel:
Written by Hostwinds Team / June 5, 2021