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How to Create an Archive in File Manager?
How to Create an Archive in File Manager?
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Written by Rapyd Team
Updated over a week ago

Efficiently managing your website's files and folders is integral to ensuring seamless operations and backups. One way to do this is by creating archives. While many are familiar with creating archives using SSH or specific software, the File Manager in most hosting control panels also offers this feature. In this article, we'll guide you on creating an archive using the File Manager on platforms like Rapyd Hosting.

Pre-requisites

  • Access to your hosting control panel.

  • A website hosted on Rapyd Hosting to ensure high-performance and secure operations.

Understanding File Manager and Archives:

Before diving into the steps, let's understand the core concepts:

  • File Manager: An interface in hosting control panels that allows you to manage your website's files and folders.

  • Archive: A single file that houses multiple files and/or folders. It's useful for backups, storage, and transportation of multiple files.

Step-by-step Guide to Creating Archives using File Manager:

1. Log into Your Hosting Control Panel: Access your control panel using the credentials provided. With Rapyd Hosting, you're guaranteed a secure and swift login experience.

2. Accessing File Manager: Once logged in, navigate to the File Manager. This is typically found on the main dashboard or under the 'Files' section.

3. Navigate to Desired Directory: Use the left sidebar or the directory structure in the main panel to navigate to the folder you want to archive.

4. Selecting the Files and Folders: Highlight the files and folders you wish to include in your archive. Most File Managers allow you to use the Ctrl key to select multiple items or Shift key to select a range of items.

5. Initiate Archiving: Right-click on the highlighted items and choose the 'Compress' or 'Archive' option. Depending on your File Manager, the terminology might differ slightly.

6. Choose Archive Format and Name: A pop-up will usually appear asking for the archive format (e.g., ZIP, TAR, GZIP) and the name for the archive. Make your selections and confirm.

7. Completion: Your File Manager will then create the archive. Once completed, you'll see the archive in the directory you were working in.

Additional Tips:

  • Always ensure to verify the contents of the archive once it's created. This will ensure that all necessary files have been included.

  • Regularly create archives for backups. This is especially useful before making major changes to your website.

  • Avoid extracting archives directly in the live directory. Instead, create a temporary folder, extract there, and then move the required files to the desired location.

Conclusion:

Creating archives via File Manager is a straightforward and effective method to manage files, especially when using platforms like Rapyd Hosting, known for its high-performance managed WordPress hosting. With just a few clicks, you can ensure organized and efficient backups or transfers, ensuring your website operates smoothly.

Important Note:

While Rapyd Hosting might not offer direct archiving through the File Manager, several efficient alternatives can help you create archives. Choosing the right method depends on your comfort level and the tools at your disposal. With Rapyd's high-performance managed WordPress hosting, you're always assured of a smooth and secure website experience, even if some functions are approached differently.

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