How to adminstrate your files with the help of the Servage FileManager

The FileManager helps you to administrate your files via your Servage control panel -  without the need to use an additional tool. The FileManager can be found in your Servage account under “Files” -> “FileManager”. When you enter this section of your control panel, you can see an elaborated Tool which shows you:

A) The Directory Tree of the files in your Servage  on the left side.

B) On Top of the FileManager, you find a fancy tool bar which allows you to  adminstrate files (upload, download, alter, rename, change etc.) via the FileManager.




Here are some  examples of operations you can perform via this tool:

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  • How to add files to the document root of my domain?
    • On the left side, you see the directory tree. Push on the domain name which you want to work on to see all folders which are associated to the domain
    • within the folder for the domain, you see the folder public_html. This folder is the root directory of your domain, put the files for your domain into this folder.
  • How to change the chmode and permissions
    • choose the folder or file for which you want to change the chmode/permissions
    • either click on the right mouse button: “Change (chmod) Rights (Folder/Files)” or on the key symbol in the tool bar
    • a new window opens and you can selet the owner, group and other permissions
    • push the green button “SAVE”
  • Make backup of your website files via FileManager
    • In the file manager, there is an option to compress the content, you can compress the contents and download to your local computer via FTP:
      • click on the domain for which you want to take the back up
      • click with the right mouse button on that folder and choose ‘Archive’:

  • a new window opens and you can choose the name of the archive File, the compressing type and where you want to store the archive.

If you don’t want to make a archive file of the complete folder, you can also make a copy of single folders with the same procedure. Hint: the folder “public_html” holds the files for the domain.

  •  You can now download the archive file to your locale PC:
    • click on the archive file right mouse button “Download” (files larger then 5MB need to be handled via FTP)
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Be careful: the system will overwrite old archive files with new ones if the same location and the same name for the archive files is chosen!!!