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This function uploads files to the server.


cPanel API 1 is deprecated. Do not use this function. Instead, we strongly recommend that you use the following newer functions:


In cPanel & WHM version 76 and later, when you disable the File Storage role, the system disables this function.


 LiveAPI PHP Class
$cpanel = new CPANEL(); // Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
$upload_files = $cpanel->api1('Fileman', 'uploadfiles', array('public_html', 'file1-myfile.txt', 'file2-myotherfile.txt')); // Call the function.


For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.


 LiveAPI Perl Module
my $cpliveapi = Cpanel::LiveAPI->new(); # Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
my $upload_files = $cpliveapi->api1('Fileman', 'uploadfiles' ['public_html', 'file1-myfile.txt', 'file2-myotherfile.txt']); # Call the function.


For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.

 cPanel Tag System (deprecated)


In cPanel & WHM version 11.30 and later, cPanel tags are deprecated. We provide this example to help developers move from the old cPanel tag system to our LiveAPI system. We strongly recommend that you only use the LiveAPI system to call the cPanel APIs.

<cpanel Module="Fileman::uploadfiles ( $FORM('dir','file1','file2'))">
 Command Line
cpapi1 --user=username Fileman uploadfiles public_html file1-myfile.txt file2-myotherfile.txt


  • You must URI-encode these values.
  • username represents your account-level username.
  • For more information and additional output options, read our Guide to cPanel API 1 documentation or run the cpapi1 --help command.
  • If you run CloudLinux™, you must use the full path of the cpapi1 command:


 Output (plaintext)
test.html (test.html): upload succeeded, overwrote old file.


ParameterTypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample


The directory to which to upload the files.

Any valid directory name.public_html


The files to upload.


  • You must pass this parameter for each file that you upload.
  • You must increment each variable. For example, pass the first file as file1 and the second file as file2.
Any valid, incremented filename.file1-myfile.txt


This function returns a message of success or a reason for failure.