Uploading and extracting an archive file with CPanel

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Using your browser, log in to the CPanel for your site.

  • Click on "File Manager"

To upload the archive file to your web server:-

  • Navigate to the directory where you want to place the archive file.
  • Click on "Upload Files".
  • In the popup window navigate to the archive file. For example, a typical archive file would have a file extension of .zip, .tar.gz or .tar.bz2.
  • Click on the "Okay" or "Save" button to upload the file.

To extract the contents of the archive file:-

  • Click on the uploaded file.
  • Click on the "Extract File Contents" option on the right. The files will then be extracted.


  • Some versions of cPanel will only overwrite the old files if you have downloaded the tar.gz version of the upgrade package.