Use your web server as a file server with Web Disk

With your AGL Host web hosting account we include a great feature which lets you also use your hosting account as a secure online file server . Via web Disk you can drag a drop files to your web server as if it was an extra hard disk attached to your computer.

Web Disk Features

  • Create a secure area to store and backup your valuable data.
  • Connect your Web Disk to your computer and drag and drop files to it as if it was simply a folder on your pc
  • Web Disk is a great alternative to using a USB flash drive. If you loose your flash drive, all your data is gone. With Web Disk your data is available to ¬†any computer connected to the internet
  • Supports Mac, Windows and Linux computers
  • Use Web Disk to replace your FTP program when adding files to your server. Use the familiar windows explorer ¬†interface rather than learning how to use a FTP program

How much does Web Disk Cost?

Nothing, we include this service free inside your cPanel account!

How to setup Web Disk

On your AGL Host cPanel account your Web Disk is already setup and ready to use, all you need to do is connect to it! To connect and start using your Web Disk, please complete the following:

  1. Login to your cPanel at www.yoursite.co.uk/cpanel
  2. Click on Web Disk
  3. A form will now appear at the top of the page, complete this to create a new Web Disk account. The directory field will require you to name a folder where you would like to store your data
  4. Once you have created your Web Disk account, a list of your accounts will appear at the bottom on the page, navigate to your desired Web Disk account and click on “Access Web Disk”
  5. You will then be asked to select the operating system on your computer
  6. Once you have selected your operating system, you will be automatically generated a secure connection file. This file will allow you to connect to your Web Disk. When prompted download the connection file.
  7. Open the connection file on your computer. Your computer will now automatically connect to your Web Disk, you may be asked to enter the your login information which you created in Step 3

Done. You can now access your Web Disk on your AGL Host cPanel server. A great secure place to store and backup your valuable data. If you plan to store a lot of data on your Web Disk, please contact us if you require more storage space.

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