Discover more about the attributes of a File Manager within a web hosting control panel and why you will need one.
A File Manager tool is present in all hosting Control Panels. As the name indicates, it is used to manage the files in an account and all File Managers support a number of basic functions - browsing, moving, copying and deleting files. Some Control Panels may offer more advanced functions also - changing file and folder permissions or creating and unpacking archives. Though files could be uploaded and downloaded through an FTP client, the File Manager is employed a lot more often, so the easier to use it is, the easier it shall be for you to handle your online presence altogether. The opposite is also true - a File Manager that is hard to use could make it more irritating and difficult for you to handle the website content, especially if you don't have previous experience.
File Manager in Shared Hosting
The feature-rich File Manager which comes with our shared hosting
plans will make managing your web content as basic as managing files on your personal computer or notebook. You will be able to drag-and-drop files and folders not only inside the account, but also straight from your personal computer, so you shall no longer need an FTP client to upload information. In addition, the folder structure will be kept, so files from different folders shall not get mixed. You can also use right-click context menus and access different features. You shall be able to create and extract archives, to set up password-protected areas plus much more. If you'd like to change files, you may do that using a number of different editors - a plain text editor, a code editor and a WYSIWYG editor, so you may pick the one you need and feel most comfortable working with.
File Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our sophisticated, albeit intuitive File Manager will give you total control over your content and you will not have any difficulties handling the folders and files that you create or upload to your semi-dedicated server
account, even when you have never used an Internet hosting service before. The options it is providing are no more than several clicks away, even the more sophisticated ones such as creating a password-protected folder, setting up or unpacking an archive, modifying UNIX permissions or opening a file inside a plain text or an HTML editor. Via right-click context menus, you shall feel as if you’re working on your own computer system. Also, the File Manager supports dragging-and-dropping of files and entire folders - both in the account and from your PC. With the latter alternative, you can easily upload content directly, which eliminates the need for an FTP client.