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How can I create an archive in File Manager?

In this article, you will learn how to create an archive using File Manager.

Step 1. Log in to your WPX account.

You can log in to your WPX account here.

Step 2. Navigate to your hosting plan.

You can either find your hosting service through the navigation menu or within your dashboard. Once you log in to your WPX account select My Services (1) → WordPress Hosting (2).

Then you will see all of your hosting services with us. When you find the plan that you want to manage, you need to select the orange button Manage service.

Step 3. Open File Manager.

Now that you’re in the Hosting Panel, select the File Manager menu.

You can also open the file manager using the server hostname with port 30000. For example, https://s28.wpx.net:30000 (keep in mind that this option would only work if you’re logged in to your WPX hosting account).

The server hostname can be seen in My ServicesWordPress HostingManage Service (next to the hosting plan you’re managing) → and Service details (under Server Details).

Once in the section File Manager, you will be redirected to another screen with a warning notice and the actual button to the application Open File Manager.

Moving, editing, and deleting files here could break your website. Before you make changes to your website, you can create a custom backup from the Backups menu, so you can restore your website if anything goes wrong with the changes applied in the File manager.

Step 4. Overview and File Manager organization.

Once you are in the File Manager, the Overview will be visible with all the different options on the top bar icons:

Firstly, you need to understand how the File Manager sorts your websites into folders.

There are two types of directories:

  • One is for your Main website which is located in the discrete public_html directory;
  • The rest are Sub-sites. The files of those sites are stored in the /domains directory. Each of them contains an individual public_html (root) directory used for storing your site’s files.

Your Main website does not receive any additional privileges over Sub-sites. If the main site is not active, you can still use the other sites just as you would normally.

In the following screenshot, you can see how these folders are organized:

Step 5. Create an archive.

You need first to navigate to the site and folder where the file that you want to be compressed is located. In our case, this will be the domains/wpxfilemanager.com/public_html folder:

Now you have to select the file (1) that you want to archive and then select ToolsCompress selected (2) from the drop-down menu:

You will then see a window where you can fill in the name of the archive (1), and what type (2) you want to be (tar.gz or zip). Once you select that just hit the Compress (3) button:

After that, you’ll see a notification (1) in the down right corner of your monitor that the compression was completed successfully and you’ll be able to see the archived file (2) in the file list:

Note: You can’t upload folders; if you want to upload a folder, you must archive it first and then upload it.
Please, keep in mind that there is a 1GB upload limit per file.

That’s it! Your archive is successfully created.

If you get stuck with anything discussed on this page, please get in touch with WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.

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