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File Management: How to Delete Files and Folders Using File Manager

The File Manager is a powerful tool. You can easily add or create new files or folders for your website.


Deleting Files or Folders via the File Manager

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click Hosting on the left-hand menu.

    Hosting tab

  3. Click the Manage button of your hosting package.

    Manage button

  4. Click File Manager on the left-hand side menu.

    File Manager

  5. On the right pane, click the caret icon of your website's folder (For the primary domain, your website files are found in the public_html folder.) to view the files inside.

    public_html directory

  6. Select the file or folder you want to delete, and then click the vertical ellipsis icon on the right.

    Delete a file or folder

    You can also click the Delete button in the top menu.

    Delete button

  7. A pop-up will appear. Click the Yes, Continue button to confirm deletion.

    Delete button - Confirm

Your file or folder is now deleted from your server.


Deleting Files or Folders via FTP

You can also delete the files or folder in your server via an FTP client. To do so, follow the steps below. For this article, we will use FileZilla as an example.

  1. Launch your FTP client, FileZilla, and establish a connection. For instructions, please visit the FTP: How to Connect Using an FTP Client article.
  2. Within FileZilla, locate the file or folder on your server that you want to delete.
  3. Once found, right-click on the file or folder and then select Delete from the options.
  4. A confirmation box will appear. Click Yes to confirm deletion.

The file or folder will no longer show on your server.