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Overview

NOC FileManager, designed by MONSTA FTP, is used to manage the hosting files via the Web user interface. The official documentation provides a full description of each function. See https://www.monstaftp.com/guides/.

This article is for beginners. Management will not be covered.

Note:

Databases are under PhpMyAdmin, not FileManager. Advanced users can access databases by using command lines.

Note : The PlanetHoster Glossary contains explanations on multiple topics and can be consulted to clarify certain terms.

Prerequisite

Access to https://mg.n0c.com/en/.

NOC FileManager User Interface

  1. Click Files -> File manager:
  1. This opens NOC FileManager :

Various icons are available. A contextual menu is also accessible by clicking on a folder or a file:

The usage of some important commands is described herein. 

File Permissions Management

The “Change File Permissions” window allows you to manage file permissions, from access to writing and executing. The Chmod (change mode) Linux command is used to this end.

  1. Click on the file that you wish to change permissions/mode.
  2. Choose CHMOD in the drop-down list or click on the CHMOD icon below.
  1. This opens the Change File Permissions window :
  1. Define permissions. This can be done in 2 different ways :
    • 4a — Selecting or deselecting the items under Owner/Group/Public
    • 4b — Under Manual, enter the CHMOD number corresponding to the desired Linux command. See « Remarks about the manual command ».
  1. Click « OK » to save.

Remarks about the manual command

Instead of selecting or deselecting options, more advanced users can manually specify the permissions by using the relevant Linux command in the « Manual » box.

For instance, if you write 754 :

  • The numbers 7, 5 and 4 represent the permissions for user, group and public, in this order. 
  • Each number is the addition of the numbers 4, 2, 1 and 0. Each of these numbers is a code for a permission:
    • 4 means « read »;
    • 2 means « write »;
    • 1 means « execute »; and
    • 0 means « no permission ».

Therefore, 7 is 4+2+1 (read, write, and execute), 5 is 4+0+1 (read and execute, but do not write) and 4 is 4+0+0 (read, do not write or execute).

So, in our example with the command 754, the file can be :

  • Read, written and executed by the user;
  • Read and executed, but not written by the group;
  • Read, but cannot be executed or written by the public.
Updated on March 30, 2022

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