Accessing WebDisk and WebDav
Note: The same goal can be accomplished using FTP via Windows Explorer.
Access Web Disk
- Login to cPanel and click the Web Disk icon.
- Scroll down and click the Access Web Disk button.
- Choose your operating system (the one you use on your personal computer) and click Go.
- A file to create the Web Disk will download to your computer and instructions will appear in cPanel to walk you through setting up the web disk on the selected OS.
Once the web disk is set up, you will be able to drag and drop files from your local drive to your website.
Windows Vista Workaround
If you are running Windows Vista on your desktop, you may need to download a patch from Microsoft's website in order to use Web Disk.
First follow the instruction, Access Web Disk (above), and select Vista from the list of operating systems.
Issues with Windows 7:
This is a reminder that cPanel cannot handle Web Disk on Windows 7. If you are running Windows 7, you'll need to use a third-party WebDAV software like NetDrive, BitKinex or WebDrive.
Mac OS X
How to connect with Mac OS X:
- Select the Finder on your Mac and then select Go from the top menu
- Under the Go menu, select Connect to Server
- In the Server Address field, type: http://example.com:2077 ( or https://example.com:2078 )
- Click Connect button
- In the "WebDAV Authentication" window, enter your cPanel username and password (You can find your cPanel username in the left-hand bar of your cPanel).
- Click OK
- Your Web Disk space icon will then appear on the Desktop like any other disk or network drive. Double-click the icon to open it.
- The public_html folder will appear in your Web Disk space.