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You can create a file through FTP or SSH, and you can access the descriptions below through the following links:

The following description is just an example of how to create or modify a file with cPanel’s built-in File Manager. Following the description, make sure you create the file at the right place. If you modify it, edit the file you want.

Create a File

You can create a new file in two ways:

  • Via Online interface

    1. Sign in to https://admin.dotroll.com with your username and password.
    2. Then, in the top menu bar, click Services / My Services.
    3. Select the hosting service that is associated with the domain name Addon domain or Alias and then click on it.
    4. On the page that appears, in the Manage Resource box on the left, select File Manager.
    5. After loading, select the document_root folder for the domain name that you want to create the file for. You can access each folder by clicking on the folder name.
    6. Next, click on the Create new file button in the middle of the right side of the page.
    7. In the popup window that appears, under the File Name box, type the name of the file, then click the Create button.
  • Via cPanel interface

    1. Log in to the cPanel interface.
    2. Find and click on File Manager in the Files box. The File Manager pane will open on a new tab
    3. In the upper right corner, click the Settings button.
    4. Select the home directory of the affected domain, then select Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) and click the Save button.
    5. Click the File button in the upper left
    6. Under the New filename: label, enter the file name and extension you want to create, and then click Create New File button.

Modify a File

Unfortunately, direct editing of files is only possible with the cPanel interface.

  1. Log in to the cPanel interface
  2. Find and click on File Manager in the Files box.
    File manager
  3. In the upper right corner, click the Settings button.
    File manager - Settings
  4. Select the home directory of the affected domain, then select Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) and click the Save button.
    Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)
  5. Find the document_root folder for that domain name and include the file you want to edit, right-click and select Edit.
    Edit
  6. Click the Edit button in the window that appears.
    Edit - popup window
  7. In the editor that opens, make the necessary changes
  8. Lastly, save your changes to the word editor by using the Save Changes button in the upper right corner.
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