(Home >> Files >> Web Disk)


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.

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.

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.
  2. Select a Permissions setting:
  3. If you use Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8, select Enable Digest Authentication.

    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:

UsernameThe Web Disk account username.

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

  • Click the directory name to open the assigned directory in the File Manager - x3 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 - x3 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.

    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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

Related documentation