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How to Upload Files Using File Manager

This article is part of our File Manager tutorial series. Please see the links below if you are looking for a different feature of the File Manager.

How to Upload Files

To upload a file through cPanel's File Manager, you will need to access the Bluehost Account Manager.

  1. Click on the Hosting tab in the side navigation menu on the left, and then click on File Manager.
  2. Click Upload towards the top of the cPanel toolbar.
  3. Click the Select File.
  4. Locate the file you wish to upload.

Important Note: The maximum file size allowed for upload is 500 MB. If you need to upload a larger file, multiple files, or a folder, please use FTP. To know more on how to do this, see Intro to FTP. You can also compress a set of files as a .zip before uploading.

Tip: If you have an existing file and you would like to overwrite it, don't forget to click the checkbox.


In summary, this article provides a straightforward guide on uploading files with File Manager, explaining how to access it, select files, and noting the 500 MB upload limit. For larger files, it suggests using FTP or compressing them. The guide also mentions how to overwrite files if needed.

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You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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