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For cPanel & WHM 11.48

(Home >> Files >> Web Disk)

Overview

Use the Web Disk interface to manage your Web Disk accounts. The Web Disk utility allows you to manage and manipulate files on your server in multiple types of interfaces (for example, your computer, mobile device, or certain types of software). You can choose a more familiar interface that makes file management tasks easier to complete. 

For example, when you access the Web Disk utility from your computer, it opens in a window. You can move, add, or delete files on the server in this window:

 

The Web Disk utility

Main Web Disk Account

By default, the system creates a Web Disk account for your cPanel account, and sets your home directory as the Web Disk location. This account uses the same login information as your cPanel account and can access all of the files in your home directory.

Note:

You cannot delete this Web Disk account.

To access these files, click Access Web Disk.

If you use Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8, click Enable Digest Authentication.

Note:

You must enable Digest Authentication if you use Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8 and you access Web Disk over a clear text, unencrypted connection. You do not need to enable Digest Authentication if you meet these conditions:

  • The domain has an SSL certificate signed by a recognized certificate authority.
  • You can connect to Web Disk with SSL over port 2078.

Create an Additional Web Disk Account

You can create additional Web Disk accounts to access the home directory or any subdirectory under the home directory.

To create an additional Web Disk account, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the desired account information in the available text boxes.
    • When you enter a username, you can select a domain or subdomain from the menu if your account includes more than one.
    • Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.

      Notes:

      • The system grades the password that you enter on a scale of 100 points. 0 indicates a weak password, while 100 indicates a very secure password.
      • Some web hosts require a minimum password strength. A green password Strength meter indicates that you met the required password strength.
      • Click Password Generator to generate a strong password. For more information, read our Password Generator documentation.

      Important:

      The password must be at least five characters long.

  2. Select a Permissions setting:
    • Read-Write — This setting grants this account access to all of the operations inside the directory.
    • Read-Only — This setting only grants this account access to read, download, and list the files inside the directory.
  3. If you use Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8, select Enable Digest Authentication.

    Note:

    You do not need to enable Digest Authentication if the domain uses a signed SSL certificate.

  4. Click Create.

Manage Additional Web Disk Accounts

The Manage Additional Web Disk Accounts table displays the following information for all of the additional Web Disk accounts that you create:

ColumnDescription
UsernameThe Web Disk account username.
Directory

The Web Disk account's assigned directory and related actions.

  • Click the directory name to open the assigned directory in the File Manager interface (Home >> Files >> File Manager).
  • Click the edit icon () to change the account's assigned directory.
  • Click the lock icon () to use the  Password Protect Directories  interface (Home >> Security >> Password Protect Directories) to password protect the directory, create a user to access the directory, or remove a user from the directory.

    Note:

    Password protection does not control Web Disk access to a directory. Instead, perform this action to protect the files that you upload to a publicly-accessible directory on your account with a password. If you choose to password protect a Web Disk directory, you must create a user to access that directory.

Access Web Disk

To access the account's Web Disk, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Access Web Disk.
  2. Select your operating system's version from the appropriate menu.
  3. Select the SSL checkbox to connect with SSL.
  4. Follow the manual set up instructions, or click Download Quick Start Script to connect to Web Disk.
    • The Quick Start Script downloads and then runs a script on your PC to connect to Web Disk.
    • To use Nautilus or Konqueror on a Linux system, follow the instructions that appear on the interface. You do not need to download a script.  
Actions

Use the links in this column to perform the following actions:

  • Click Enable Digest Authentication and follow the prompts to enable Digest Authentication.

    Note:

    If Digest Authentication is already enabled, click Disable Digest Authentication and follow the prompts to disable Digest Authentication.

    Remember:

    You must enable Digest Authentication if you use Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8 and you access Web Disk over a clear text, unencrypted connection. You do not need to enable Digest Authentication if you meet these conditions:

    • The domain has an SSL certificate signed by a recognized certificate authority.
    • You can connect to Web Disk with SSL over port 2078.

  • Click Change Password to change the Web Disk account password.
  • Click Delete and follow the prompts to delete the Web Disk account.
  • Click a permissions setting to change the account's permissions:
    • Read-Write — This setting grants this account access to all of the operations inside the directory.
    • Read-Only — This setting only grants this account access to read, download, and list the files inside the directory.

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