Applied as FTP client alternatives, web–based file managers have always been sluggish and poorly featured. Nevertheless, when using the File Manager built in the HD Web Hosting Web Site Control Panel, you won’t only have a speedy, responsive and user–friendly file supervision interface, but also a software instrument that will make a 3rd party FTP program unneeded. Take a look at a few of the characteristics that we have included in our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file upload options
Transfer data files to your webpages easily
The File Manager in your Web Site Control Panel boasts a rapid, drag–and–drop function that will help you move files between your personal computer and your website hosting account with no need to employ an FTP client. You can easily pull data files from your computer and drop them in your Web Site Control Panel with a click of the mouse through a risk–free SSL connection.
The drag & drop functionality is integrated into the Web Site Control Panel, which means you don’t have to deploy any third–party application to take full advantage of it. It also works well on all major Operating Systems, so all you need to do to employ it is log into your File Manager.
Right–click context menus
All of the file administration options at your disposal
We have aimed to make your File Manager as intuitive as it could possibly be, so you are able to make modifications to your files. In addition to the conventional command bar at the top of the web page, we have now in addition introduced right–click context menus with the fundamental file management choices. Just click on a file or folder and choose the actions you’d like to have through the list that will appear.
You’ll be able to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any file or directory you choose with a click of the mouse. If you click a folder, it is possible to set up a brand new directory or file inside it.
The right–click choice is conveniently obtainable at the time you choose numerous files or folders at the same time.
Manage enormous files easily
Due to the inbuilt archive/unarchive option, the File Manager makes it possible for you to handle enormous files and never have to use FTP. You can pack a directory into a lightweight size by clicking on the Compress button or get the items in an archived directory through the Extract button. Whenever compressing a directory as well as a collection of files, it will be easy to choose the archive extension (.ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ) and then the name of the archive file.
Online file editors
Change files directly from your Web Site Control Panel
With the File Manager you can easily change your files instantly on the net by using many of the internal tools. The text editor reveals the files with a plain text formatting, the code editor provides syntax displaying for your personal .PHP or .JS files, and the WYSIWYG editor lets you to see all the edits as they show up online. All the changes that you create and save are going to be reflected promptly on the net, so it’s possible to review them with your web browser and return to generate further changes, if you are not happy with the result.
There’s no need to download your files, to revise them in your desktop computer and then to re–upload them into your cloud hosting account. Each of the editors are accessible using the buttons near the top of the file table or at the right–click contextual menus.
A logical folder structure
All of your files sorted in a simple to use way
The File Manager lists all files and directories using an easy–to–understand alphabetical arrangement. The whole set of files associated with the different hosts are structured within separate folders which are titled after their particular domains, which enables you to quickly recognize them. This is really useful when you are controlling different sites simultaneously. There is no probability to stray or to feel really baffled amidst the multitude of data files and folders in your account.
To gain access to the files within a host, simply pick it from the drop–down options menu at the top of the file table. As an alternative, you can double–click on its folder and you will be promptly taken up to a table listing its files only.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager intended for real people
Working with all of your files is instinctive and very easy using the HD Web Hosting Web Site Control Panel. You will have a file administration setting that is not far from your desktop machine’s file explorer. It is possible to drag and drop files and control all of them with a right click of the mouse. When using the built–in preview solution, you can see photos exactly like they will appear online, and throughout the in–built file editors you can easily make adjusts for your files right away.
If you need support handling your files, you can easily consider the big selection of articles and how–to video lessons, that you can access with simply a mouse–click.
Work with multiple files
Adjust many files all at once
With the HD Web Hosting File Manager, you’re able to choose a number of files or directories just like you do on your desktop computer or laptop. Just keep pressed the Control (Command for Mac) key and click on the required files/folders. In case you would like, to choose lots of files/folders simultaneously, just click one file/folder, press the Shift key and click on any other file or folder.
Having once picked each of the files that you want to, you are able to drag them into a different directory, or take advantage of the right–click context menu to find out an index of the accessible activities.
Quick & simple password protection options
The easiest way to take care of your details
There is one widespread approach to protect a directory with a pass word – by generating an .htaccess file. If, however, you are not technologically skilled enough, you will have issues doing the work all by yourself. To help with making things simple for you, we’ve designed a simple to use password protection user interface to the File Manager accessible in the Web Site Control Panel.
To make use of this option, simply right–click on a directory and choose Password Protection. Then decide on the user name plus the security password that you’ll want to use and click on the button. That’s all. The selected folder will be undetectable from the public eye and will also be available just to authorized account owners.