The Files section

Files sectionBackupFile managerFTP accounts
The next section in the cPanel is the Files section. Again there are quite a few icons here too. We will cover 3, the rest works similar to these 3.
  • Backups 
  • Backup Wizard: A user-friendly interface that allows you to create or restore a partial or full backup of your website;
  • File Manager 
  • Legacy File Manager: an older web-based interface
  • Web Disk - allows you to manage files through your operating system's interface
  • Disk Space Usage: displays how much disk space your website uses
  • FTP Accounts
  • FTP Session Control: allows you to view and disconnect current FTP sessions
  • Anonymous FTP: allows you to define how anonymous users interact with your FTP server
The Backups interface allows you to download and store your files, databases, forwarders and filters in a backup file. 
  • Click Download a Full Web Site Backup where you have 2 options:
    • Download available backups, or 
    • Generate a full backup. 
      • Select a storage option from the Backup Destination menu
      • Select a notification option
      • Enter the remote destination's information 
      • Click Generate Backup.
      Important: You cannot use a full backup file to restore your website through the cPanel interface.
  • Partial Backups. These store individual sections of your account. Here you can:
    • Download partial backup. 
    • Restore a partial backup
When you open the File Manager the Directory Selection window will appear. Select the directory you wish to view in the file window, then click Go. The File Manager interface opens in a new browser window. There is a toolbar at the top with several functions to manage your files. The file window looks and functions very much like the Windows Explorer, so you will find your way quickly.
You can use this interface to create and manage your website's File Transfer Protocol (FTP) accounts. FTP allows you to manage your website's files.
  • Add FTP account 
    • Enter the desired username 
    • Enter and confirm the new password 
    • Enter the FTP account's home directory.
    • Enter the disk space quota, or select Unlimited.
    • Click Create FTP Account. 
  • Manage FTP account
    • Change Password 
    • Change quota 
    • Delete 
    • Configure FTP Client