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Overview

You may want to connect to your Web Disk through software that includes the WebDAV functionality, such as Transmit™ or BitKinex.

Important:

For instructions to connect via an iOS or Android mobile device, read our How to Connect to Web Disk on Your Mobile Device documentation. 

Connect to Web Disk with a Quick Start Script

cPanel's  Web Disk  interface (Home >> Files >> Web Disk) provides configuration scripts for many common operating systems, applications, and devices. Availability of configuration scripts depends on the version of cPanel & WHM that your server uses.

To download the configuration script for a supported operating system or application, perform the following steps: 

  1. Navigate to cPanel's Web Disk interface (Home >> Files >> Web Disk).
  2. Click Access Web Disk for the desired account.
  3. Select the desired connection type from the menus.
  4. Click Download Quick Start Script to download the configuration script.
  5. If your system will not uncompress it automatically, unzip the .zip configuration script file.
  6. Search for the hostname Secure WebDisk file, where hostname represents your server's hostname.
  7. Open the file and allow it to run in order to configure Web Disk.

Connect to Web Disk manually

Important:

To find the configuration details for your Web Disk account, navigate to cPanel's  Web Disk  interface (Home >> Files >> Web Disk) and click Access Web Disk for the desired account. The interface will display the configuration information for the account.

Click a tab below to view instructions for that application or operating system:

To connect to Apple operating systems (for example, OS X or Sierra), perform the following steps:

  1. Open Apple's Finder application.
  2. From the Go menu, select Connect to Server.
  3. Enter the appropriate location in the Server Address text box.
  4. Click Connect.
  5. Enter your Web Disk account's username and password.
  6. Click Connect.

To connect to Web Disk with BitKinex, perform the following steps:

  1. Open BitKinex.
  2. Select Http/WebDAV in the menu. 
  3. In the Server window, enter your Web Disk account's login information. The new connection will appear in the BitKinex list. 

  4. Double-click your site's name to open your Web Disk

For more information, visit the BitKinex website.

To connect to the Konqueror application, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Konqueror.
  2. Paste the following address into the address bar, where example.com represents your server's hostname.

    davs://example.com:2078 
  3. To save the location for future use, click Bookmarks and then select Add Bookmark.

To connect to the Nautilus application, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Nautilus. If you do not see an address bar, click Go and then select Location.
  2. Paste the following address into the address bar, where example.com represents your server's hostname.

    davs://example.com:2078 
  3. To save the location for future use, click Bookmarks and then select Add Bookmark.

To connect to Web Disk through Transmit, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Transmit.
  2. Click WebDAV.

  3. Enter your Web Disk account's login information.

  4. Click Connect to open the Web Disk folder. 

    Note:

     Choose the Mount as Disk option to access the Web Disk directly from your Finder window.

For more information, visit the Transmit™ website.

To connect to Windows operating systems (for example, Windows 98 or Windows XP), perform the following steps:

  1. In your preferred browser, navigate to https://example.com:2078, where example.com represents your server's hostname.
  2. In the Start menu, select My Network Places.

  3. Perform the appropriate actions for your system:
    • Windows® XP Click Add a network place, click Next, select Choose another network location, and then follow the prompts to finish the configuration process.
    • Other Windows operating systems — Click the icon for the domain that corresponds to the Web Disk account's domain.

Important:

If you experience problems when you connect to your Web Disk account via Windows® 2003, you may need to download a patch from Microsoft®


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