Find out more about the features of a File Manager inside a web hosting control panel and why you will need one.
All website hosting accounts are managed from a Control Panel and irrespective of the brand of the latter, there is always a File Manager tool, which enables you to look at the files which you have uploaded in the hosting account and to perform basic operations with them, for example moving, copying or deleting. Depending on the particular tool, there may be more complex functions as well, including control over permissions and archives. Many Control Panels are easier to use than others and so are their File Manager sections. Since that is the primary tool you shall employ to manage your files, it is essential to check in advance what options it includes and if it'll appeal to you, because a hard-to-use File Manager may be a burden and will make managing your presence online more challenging.
File Manager in Website Hosting
The File Manager tool, which is a part of our in-house built Hepsia CP, will permit you to administer all the files you upload to your website hosting
account easily. You'll be able to move files and whole folders by dragging-and-dropping them in the account. You could upload content in the same manner - choose a file/folder on your personal computer and drag it to your web browser where the File Manager is loaded. By right-clicking a file or a folder inside your account, you may also access context menus with more sophisticated options - you'll be able to create or to unpack an archive, to set up a password-protected area, to alter the UNIX permissions using a web interface or to edit the content with various editors without ever leaving the Control Panel – a code editor, an HTML editor or a plain text editor. We've also added help articles and video tutorials, you can access straight from the File Manager to get more information about its capabilities.
File Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our sophisticated, although easy-to-use File Manager offers you total control over your content and you will not have any issues handling the files and folders that you create or upload to your semi-dedicated server
account, even though you may have never used an Internet hosting service before. The options it's providing are no more than a few clicks away, even the more sophisticated ones like creating a password-protected folder, creating or unpacking an archive, modifying UNIX permissions or opening a file in a plain text or an HTML editor. Via right-click context menus, you will feel as if you’re working on your own computer system. Furthermore, the File Manager supports dragging-and-dropping of files and whole folders - both inside the account and from your notebook or computer. With the latter option, you can upload content directly, which takes away the need for any FTP client.