How to configure Web Disk accounts in cPanel

Last modified: Monday November 27th, 2023

This article describes how to configure Web Disk accounts. After setting up a Web Disk account, you can use it to access your web files.

Creating a Web Disk account

You must create a Web Disk account before accessing files remotely using Web Disk.

Please follow these steps to create a Web Disk account:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Click Web Disk in the FILES section of the cPanel home screen:                                                How to configure Web Disk accounts in cPanel web disc canel
  3. Type the username in the Username text box under Create an Additional Web Disk Account.
  4. Type the password in the New Password text box.
  5. Retype the password in the Password text box.
    If you click Password Generator cPanel generates a strong, random password for you.
  6. In the Directory text box, cPanel automatically fills the user’s Web Disk directory based on the username you entered in step 3.  If you want to change the directory, enter the name of the directory you want to use in this text box.
  7. The default permissions for a directory are full read/write access. Click Read-Only to grant the user read permissions only.
  8. Select the Enable Digest Authentication check box to enable digest authentication.
    You must enable digest authentication if you’re using Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 and want to use an unencrypted Web Disk connection.
  9. Click Create.

Modifying a Web Disk account

You can modify a Web Disk after creating a user account. It is possible to change the password, set permissions, enable digest authentication, and more.

Please follow these steps to modify a Web Disk account:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Click Web Disk in the FILES section of the cPanel home screen:                     How to configure Web Disk accounts in cPanel web disc canel
  3. Locate the account that you want to modify under Manage Additional Web Disk Accounts:
    • Click Enable Digest Authentication to enable digest authentication.
    • Click Change Password to change the account password.
    • Click Set Read-Only or Set Read-Write to change the account permissions.

Deleting a Web Disk account

Please follow these steps to delete a Web Disk account:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Click Web Disk in the FILES section of the cPanel home screen:                      How to configure Web Disk accounts in cPanel web disc canel
  3. Locate the account that you want to delete Under Manage Additional Web Disk Accounts, and then click Delete.
  4. Click Delete Web Disk Account to confirm the deletion and cPanel deletes the account.

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