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Edit files in cPanel hosting

Here's how to use the cPanel File Manager to edit the contents of any text-based files on your cPanel hosting account.

Note: Before making changes, we recommend creating a copy of your files.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy cPanel hosting account. (Need help opening your account?)
  2. In the top left-hand corner of the account Dashboard, select File Manager.

    select file manager
  3. In the cPanel File Manager page, use the directory tree to browse to the file you want to edit.
  4. Right-click the file and select Edit from the popup menu.
  5. (Optional) Select any encoding options you want to use and then click Edit.
  6. Edit your file, and then click Save Changes.
  7. Click Close to go back to the main File Manager page.

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