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File Manager - How to Upload Files

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



Uploading Files

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

Bluerock

  1. Click the Advanced tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
    rock-bh-advanced-tab
  2. Click File Manager from the submenu or under the Files section. 
    rock-bluehost-file-filemanager
  3. Navigate to the folder that you want the file to be uploaded.
  4. Click on the Upload icon towards the top of your toolbar.
    rock-upload-button
  5. Click the Select File (Some web browsers will have a Choose File box instead). 
    rock-select-file-button
  6. 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 or a folder, please use FTP. To know more on how to do this, see Intro to FTP. Also, if you have an existing file and you would like to overwrite it, don't forget to click the checkbox.

 

Legacy

If you are wanting to share your uploaded file publicly but are unsure of the proper URL, please look at our Finding the URL of a File article.

Tip: Once the file has been selected, it will automatically upload and you may also select additional files while uploads are in progress.

  1. Click the cpanel tab from the navigation menu that stretches across the top of your screen.
    legacy-hosting-cpanel
  2. Locate the File Manager tool under the files category.
    legacy-file-manager
  3. Choose to open Web Root and Show hidden files, then click the Submit button.
    legacy-file-show-hidden-files
  4. Navigate to the folder where you want the upload to be located.
  5. Click on the Upload icon towards the top of your toolbar.
    rock-upload-button
  6. Click the Select File (Some web browsers will have a Choose File box instead). 
    rock-select-file-button
  7. 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 or a folder, please use FTP. To know more on how to do this, see Intro to FTP. Also, if you have an existing file and you would like to overwrite it, don't forget to click the checkbox.

  8. Once the file has been selected, it will automatically upload. 

    Tip: You may select additional files while uploads are in progress.