Learn more about the attributes of a File Manager within an website hosting control panel and why you will need one.
A File Manager tool is available in all website hosting Control Panels. As the name shows, it's used to manage the files inside an account and all File Managers support a number of standard capabilities - browsing, moving, copying and deleting files. A number of Control Panels could provide more complex features too - changing file and folder permissions or creating and unpacking archives. Despite the fact that files may be uploaded and downloaded through an FTP client, the File Manager is used much more often, so the easier to use it is, the easier it shall be for you to control your online presence in general. The opposite is also true - a File Manager which is not easy to use could make it more irritating and complicated for you to handle your website content, particularly if you lack previous experience.
File Manager in Shared Hosting
If you get a Linux shared hosting package
through our company, you can take advantage of a sophisticated File Manager tool, that's part of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It provides many functions and even conventional ones like copying and moving files may be accessed via right-click context menus, that'll make you feel as if you’re using an app on your home PC. If you move entire folders, their structure shall be kept intact, so you shall not have to be worried about scrambled files. The context menus will give you access to a lot of other advanced capabilities also, so things like creating an archive of a whole folder or creating a password-protected area will be just a mouse click away. Furthermore, you will not need a third-party FTP program to upload content, since our File Manager supports drag-and-drop file and folder uploads. You could also use three separate file editors – a plain text editor, a code editor and a WYSIWYG editor.
File Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you will be able to benefit from our feature-rich File Manager. The tool is a part of the custom-built Hepsia CP and is just as basic and intuitive to use. It takes only a click to create, rename or delete a file or a folder in your account and for your comfort and ease, you will be able to sort the content by size, name, type or last modified date. Since the File Manager supports drag-and-drop actions, you could quickly move any content within the account, including folders, and their structure shall be preserved. If you would like to upload any content, you'll not need an FTP program, as you may drag-and-drop the folders straight from your laptop or computer. The File Manager also includes more complex functions and you will be able to modify file permissions, to use archives and to edit files with plain text and HTML editors, that can be accessed via right-click context menus.