How to Create an Additional Web Disk Account in cPanel

How to Create an Additional Web Disk Account in cPanel

Creating an additional Web Disk account in cPanel is useful for managing access to specific directories on your hosting account. It allows you to create separate Web Disk accounts with customized permissions, which can be particularly beneficial for collaborative projects or for providing limited access to certain parts of your website. Here’s how to create an additional Web Disk account in cPanel:

Steps to Create an Additional Web Disk Account in cPanel

1. Log in to cPanel

  • Open your web browser and navigate to your cPanel login page, typically accessed via a URL like .
  • Enter your cPanel username and password to log in.

2. Access the Web Disk Feature

  • Once logged in, look for the ‘Files’ section in the cPanel dashboard.
  • Click on the ‘Web Disk’ icon. This will take you to the Web Disk account management area.

3. Create a New Web Disk Account

  • In the Web Disk section, you will find an option to create a new account.
  • Click on ‘Create Additional Web Disk Account’ or a similar button to access the account creation form.

4. Fill in Account Details

  • Username: Choose a username for the new Web Disk account. This will be used for logging into the Web Disk.
  • Password: Set a strong password for the account. You can use the ‘Password Generator’ for a strong, random password.
  • Directory: Specify the directory this account should have access to. By default, it may fill in with the public_html directory, but you can change it to any directory within your account that you want this user to access.
  • Permissions: Choose the permissions for the account. You can select ‘Read-Write’ for full access or ‘Read-Only’ if you want the account to only view and download files without modifying them.

5. Create the Account

  • After filling in the details, click the ‘Create’ button or similar to create the new Web Disk account.
  • cPanel will create the account and display a confirmation message.

6. Access and Manage the Account

  • The new Web Disk account will now be listed in the Web Disk account management area.
  • You can manage the account from here, including changing the password, modifying permissions, or deleting the account.

Additional Tips

  • Web Disk Applications: You can use Web Disk applications on various operating systems (like Windows, macOS, Linux) to access the account directly from your computer’s file manager.
  • Security: If you are connecting to Web Disk over a non-secure connection, consider creating the account with Digest Authentication for added security, especially if your server does not have an SSL certificate.
  • Usage: Web Disk accounts are ideal for managing file access for users who need direct access to a specific directory without navigating the entire hosting account.


Creating an additional Web Disk account in cPanel is a straightforward process that enhances file management capabilities, especially when working with teams or managing access to specific sections of your website. It provides a convenient way to share and manage files directly through a file manager interface, while maintaining control over access permissions and security.


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