Applied as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software substitutes, web file management tools have always been sluggish and poor in features. Nevertheless, with the File Manager built in the Anderson Hosting Control Panel, you will not only have a blazingly fast, intuitive and user–friendly file managing interface, but also an app that will make an external FTP software unnecessary. Have a look at several of the features that we have included in our File Manager.
Drag–and–drop file uploads
Add files without trouble
Moving data files between your desktop computer and any of your web pages is right now quick and simple, because of the drag–and–drop functionality available from the File Manager. You could drag files from your computer and drop them in the Control Panel over a secure SSL connection. That’s it. It takes seconds to publish a data file and a little bit longer for bigger data files and directories.
You don’t need to put in any third–party application or web browser extensions. The drag & drop functionality included in the File Manager operates equally efficiently on all main OS’s.
Right–click context menus
Control your files with merely a mouse–click
The vast majority of File Managers specify all the actions you can carry out over a file or directory on the top of the web page. We feel the latter is not properly arranged. With the File Manager, you have access to all file administration options when you right–click a file or directory. This option is also valid for a number of files/folders.
You’ll be able to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any file or directory you decide with merely a mouse–click.
Work with large files efficiently
Due to the in–built archive/unarchive option, the File Manager really helps to use big files with no need to use FTP. It’s possible to shrink a directory to a small size by simply clicking on the Compress button or get the items in an archived folder using the Extract button. When compressing a folder or a group of files, you’ll be able to choose the archive extension (.ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ) and also the title of the archive file.
Online file editors
Edit files directly from your Control Panel
From the File Manager you can easily modify your files instantly on the net by making use of any of the internal software tools. The text editor shows the files with a plain text file format, the code editor provides syntax highlighting for your .PHP or .JS files, and then the WYSIWYG editor makes it possible to view your changes when they show up live. All the changes that you create and save can be shown instantly on the web, so it’s possible to examine them with your web browser and go back to create further edits, if you are not happy with the result.
There’s no need to download any files, to revise them with your desktop and to re–upload them into your website hosting account. Each of the editors are accessible through the buttons at the top of the file table or at the right–click contextual menus.
A logical folder structure
All your files structured in a simple to use way
Each of the files in your website hosting account are neatly organized into folders. Each and every host does have its primary directory, that uses the file structure that you have defined. Using this method, it is really very easy to manage all of your hosts from one place without any probability of getting lost or puzzled.
By default, you will notice all the hosts listed in a table and if you click once over a specific host, you will observe each of the sub–folders and files related to it. By clicking twice, you will visit a page that is focused on that host only. A further way to open the folder related to a specific host and to use it exclusively, is to use the drop–down menu towards the top of the main File Manager file table.
A user–friendly interface
Handle your data with just a mouse–click
The Anderson Hosting File Manager has been designed in such a manner to make you feel just like using the services of the file explorer on your desktop. It provides a solution to drag your files and then to drop them in a desired area and reveals all of the obtainable edit opportunities upon clicking the right computer mouse button. Also, the tool boasts an in–built file preview solution and various file editors that can assist you change your files right away straight from your Control Panel.
Also, we’ve incorporated a collection of file management posts and how–to video clips so that you can quickly find out how to work with the tool.
Work with multiple files
Transform multiple files at the same time
When using the Anderson Hosting File Manager, it is easy to select a number of files or folders precisely like you do on your PC. Simply hold down the Control (Command for Apple’s Mac OS) key and click on the required files/folders. If you’d like, to select a good amount of files/folders simultaneously, click on a single file/folder, hold down the Shift key and click on any file or folder.
When you have chosen all of the files that you require, it’s possible to drag them into a different directory, or make use of the right–click context menu to see a listing of the available actions.
Quick & simple password protection options
The ultimate way to shield your information
In order to password–secure a folder in your website, you have got to create an .htaccess file manually. To no surprise, this can be time–consuming and sophisticated if you are not a specialist in website hosting. Thanks to the File Manager, you can make a password–protected directory and hide all of its items from the regular users with only a handful of mouse–clicks.
Everything you should execute is right–click a directory, pick Password Protection and after that choose the Add option. After that just identify a username and also a pass word. No further configuration is required and there’s no need to address an .htaccess file. Our system will handle every little thing for you.