How To Set Up Web Disk on Windows

Web Disk for Windows 

Setting up web disk is easy and takes just a couple of minutes.

To add a web disk ‘hard drive’ to your computer, first load the start menu and click on ‘Computer’ then click on ‘Map network drive’, the following window should open:




Click ‘Next’ on this window and then next again. You should now see the following:





In this window you need to enter your URL and call port 2078, so if your URL is ‘mydomain.com’ for example, you should enter:

https://mydomain.com:2078

Note the https:// at the start, no www. and the :2078 at the end – it is important that you follow this format or else the wizard will not be able to access web disk and setup will fail.

After entering your URL, click next and you should be prompted to log in:




The login credentials for this are exactly the same as your cPanel login credentials. Enter them and click ‘OK’, you should now be asked to name your new drive:



The following window will then confirm that the drive has been added:



Launch your new drive to see the contents of your hosting account. You will notice that the default directory is the /home directory which is not visible to the public, so it is safe to save files here. Any files that you wish to make public should be stored within the /home/public_html folder. You can securely store documents within the public_html directory so that you can download them from a browser but you must secure the directory with a password. To learn how to secure a directory from within cPanel scroll down to the last section of this guide.





You will notice that your new network drive will now appear in the ‘Network Location’ section of the ‘Computer’ window along with any other network locations that you might have set up.

Your new drive can now be treated like a normal directory on your computer, allowing you to drag and drop files to and from the window, delete files, make new folders etc.






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