Accessing Web Disk and WebDav

Watch the video tutorial.

Web disk (also known as Web Dav) is a drag-and-drop interface which allows you to access your website's files as if it were a local drive on your computer.

Notice, the same goal can be accomplished using FTP via Windows Explorer. See the Related Article.

Typical connection instructions:
  1. Login to cPanel and click the Web Disk icon.
  2. Scroll down and click the Access Web Disk button.
  3. Choose your operating system (the one you use on your personal computer).
  4. Scroll down and hit the Go button.
  5. Click the Save button.
  6. On your computer, hit Save, Open, and Run.
  7. You are now viewing website files from your personal computer.

The nice part is, you can now drag and drop files from your local drive to your website.


Manual connection instructions for Vista:
  1. From the desktop, click on Start and then Computer.
  2. Then, click on Map Network Drive.
  3. From that screen, click Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures, and then click Next.
  4. Click Choose a custom network location, and then click Next.
  5. Enter the following in the Internet or network address field:
    http://yourdomain:2077
  6. Enter your WebDisk username and password when prompted.

Issues with Windows 7:

This is a reminder that cPanel cannot handle WebDisk on Windows 7. If you are running Windows 7, you'll need to use a third party webdav software like NetDrive, BitKinex or WebDrive.


How to connect with MacOS X:
  1. Under Go on the menu bar, select Connect to Server
  2. In the "Server Address" field, type: http://yourdomain:2077
  3. Click Connect button
  4. In the "WebDAV Authentication" window, enter your username and password.
  5. Click OK
  6. Your Webdisk space icon will then appear on the Desktop like any other disk or network drive. Double-click the icon to open it.
  7. The public_html folder will appear in your Webdisk space.

Article Comments

blizbiggy
This does not seem to work with Windows 7. Any progress or help on getting it to work for it?

HostGator
This is completely out of HostGator's hands. We allow WebDav connections, so it is a problem between Windows 7 and cPanel.

You may use a third party webdav utility or FTP via Windows Explorer or an FTP client like FileZilla. (These should work with your Windows 7 default configuration.)

http://www.hostgator.com/tutorials.shtml#ftp

Santos
Hi, I have 3 domains (accounts), each one with different user names an login passwords. I already did configured a Web Disk for my first account, but when I did tried to creat a new Web Disk for the second one, no matter what I do it point to the first one account web space. I do that using initial setup accounts. It's necessary to creat each Web Disk manually?

John
The windows implementation only works on 32 bit windows installations. I noticed the same problem (that it no longer works) after upgrading to Vista 64 (and then Windows 7 64 bit). There are third party WebDAV clients out there for windows that work in a 64 bit environment - the only one I can think of off the top of my head is WebDrive.

Jean
Using the vista manual connection did not work with my win7 system. Will have to try to figure out ftp.

sheena
how do i disable the 2078/2077 ports so that i can launch the web disk?

HostGator
Those ports need to be enabled, not disabled.

If you still have problems, I suggest using FTP instead of WebDav.

If you insist on using WebDav, please contact support@hostgator.com for assistance.


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