Web Disk allows you set up a folder on your computer that is linked directly to a folder within your hosting account. Its a great alternative to FTP in that you can drag and drop files to and from your hosting account as if it were any other folder on your computer.
This video demonstrates how easy it is to set this up using your HostGator cPanel.
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