How to use the File Manager in Plesk 12

In this screencast I’ll show you how to use the File Manager in Plesk 12. It’s a very convenient tool that has largely replaced the need for an external FTP client.

The File Manager allows you to change files directly on the server via your web browser. I’m explaining the following things:

  • how to upload and download files
  • how to edit them via the integrated text and HTML editors
  • how to make files accessible to others via URLs
  • how to create and extract ZIP files directly on the server
  • and how to change file permissions


Jay is founder of WP Hosting, a boutique style managed WordPress hosting and support service. He has been working with Plesk since version 9 and is a qualified Parallels Automation Professional. In his spare time he likes to develop iOS apps and WordPress plugins, or drawing on tablet devices. He blogs about his coding journey at and

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