Over the years, millions of individuals have built and published their very own websites. Although the minority of these people had experience in this field, the majority did not. They were forced to read through documentation and click mindlessly everywhere, until they finally figured it out. The good news is that the cPanel platform is newbie-friendly. By taking advantage of the Web Disk feature, the user will easily be able to upload their files and quickly publish their site for the world to see. Below, you will learn more about this feature and how to use it!

An Overview

Although you might not be familiar with the cPanel platform, it is highly likely that you’re able to easily navigate through your computer. The Web Disk interface gives the Webmaster the ability to access their files directly from their computer or mobile device, without logging into their cPanel account. At first glance, this might not seem like a major improvement, but it truly is. With this type of capability, the user will be able to navigate through their files like their do the files on their computer’s hard drive. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this feature, you will learn how to do so below.

Accessing The Web Disk Feature

In order to access the Web Disk feature, you will first need to login to your cPanel account. Within the files category, you should see a Web Disk icon. Once you’ve found the icon, you will want to click it and follow the steps provided below.

  • Click the Web Disk icon in your control panel
  • Create the desired credentials for your Web Disk account
  • Select “Read-Write” or “Read-Only” permissions depending your needs
  • Enable “Digest Authentication” if is needed for your OS or configuration
  • Click on the “Access Web Disk” button
  • Select the desired operating system to be used
  • Save the Web Disk shortcut to your desktop
  • You can also bookmark the link in your web browser
  • Access your desktop and double click the new icon

Once this is done, uploading, editing and deleting files from your hosting account will be tremendously easier and less complicated. If you are ready to publish your site, you can upload your files to the server using the Web Disk feature and your site will be up and running.

Accessing Web Disk From Your Mobile Device

If you wish to access your web hosting files from your Android or iOS, you can do so relatively easily. In order to do this, you will need to download the Web Disk application to your mobile device as instructed in cPanel. For Android users, this app will be available in the Play Store. iOS users will need to access the App Store, in order to download this application. Once you’ve done this, the process is fairly similar for both operating systems. Follow the steps below to finish setting up Web Disk on your Android or iOS device.

  • Finish the installation and open the app
  • Access the “Add Server” option
  • Insert your server information, as well as your account credentials
  • Save the details
  • Click on the new server

Once this has been completed, you will see your site’s files. You will be able to manipulate these files on the go from now on.


Whether you desire to access the Web Disk from your Windows computer or iOS smartphone, you can do so easily and will benefit immensely. The process is thoroughly simple and can be completed within a matter of minutes. Once you’ve gotten it up and running, you will be able to upload your site’s files and publish it to the Internet instantly. Most probably after this you never will look back for an FTP or other more complex file transfer program.