Knowledgebase: VestaCP
HOW TO: Adding File Manager in VestaCP
Posted by Asilah A. on 09 March 2021 04:39 PM


Free VestaCP File Manager for Lifetime: VestaCP is a well-designed file manager. Its graphical interface is modern. A lot of functions are included in it. You can make, delete or rename a folder, upload copy, move or edit any file through your browser. 

Note: VestaCP does not come with a free file manager. It is a paid service. To make it permanent on your server you have to buy through the official website of VestaCP.


How to enable VestaCP file manager permanent?


Step 1: Open your favorite SSH client manager. I personally prefer PuTTy.

Step 2: Connect the server using server login credentials.

Step 3: Edit the vesta.conf located at /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf and add following line :




Step 4: Save and exit the file. Now login to your VestaCP admin control panel. Just login and you will see a new option for file manager.


Note : This will be removed as soon as the cron job for the Vesta update is done.
It will be removed within 24 hours. So there are two ways to make it permanent, either buying an original license key or set a cron job for the server.


Step 5: Now make this file manager for the lifetime. Run the command.


# crontab -e


The output of this command is –



no crontab for root - using an empty one
Select an editor. To change later, run 'select-editor'.
Choose 1-5 [1]: 1
1. /bin/nano <---- easiest
2. /usr/bin/vim.basic
3. /usr/bin/mcedit
4. /usr/bin/vim.tiny
5. /bin/ed


Step 6: Type 1 and hit enter key. A new file will be open where all the cron tasks should be in a single line.

Step 7: Just copy the following code past at the button of the file. Save it.


0 */1 * * * /usr/bin/sed -i "/FILEMANAGER_KEY=''/d" /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf >> /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf && sudo /usr/bin/grep -q -F "FILEMANAGER_KEY='ILOVEREO'" /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf || /usr/bin/echo "FILEMANAGER_KEY='ILOVEREO'" >> /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf


Note: We can see this only a work around. However, we are not responsible on anything might goes wrong. Also, the key “ILOVEREO” may not be available in a future version of VestaCP. Therefore, I suggest you to buy a genuine license through the official website of VestaCP.


If you face any difficulties on the setup, please feel free to contact our support team by submitting a ticket on or emailing out support team at

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