What precisely is a File Manager? Just how much does it differ from its desktop alternative?
All website hosting accounts are handled using a CP and irrespective of the brand of the latter, there's always a File Manager tool, which lets you look at the files which you have uploaded inside the Internet hosting account and to complete basic operations with them, like moving, copying or deleting. With respect to the particular tool, there can be more advanced features also, like control over permissions and archives. Some Control Panels are simpler to use than others and so are their File Manager sections. Since that's the primary tool that you'll use to handle your files, it's crucial to check in advance what options it comes with and if it'll suit your needs, because a hard-to-use File Manager can be a burden and could make managing your presence online harder.
File Manager in Web Hosting
The File Manager tool, which is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, allows you to administer all the files which you upload to your web hosting
account effortlessly. You could move files and whole folders by dragging-and-dropping them in the account. You can easily upload content in the same manner - select a file/folder on your PC and drag it to your Internet 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 shall be able to create or to unpack an archive, to create a password-protected area, to modify the UNIX permissions via a web interface or to change the content with a number of editors without ever leaving the CP – a plain text editor, a code editor or an HTML editor. We've also provided help articles and video lessons, that you can access from the File Manager to learn more about its features.
File Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our File Manager tool will allow you to do virtually anything you want. It's part of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all semi-dedicated server
accounts and apart from the standard features like renaming, copying or deleting files, you'll be able to use right-click menus in order to access more sophisticated ones. With a few mouse clicks, you will be able to password-protect any folder in the account, to modify the UNIX permissions if a script-based app needs it or to modify the content of any file using plain text, code and WYSIWYG editors. Also, you will no longer require an FTP program to upload new content because you could simply drag-and-drop files and entire folders from your computer straight to the File Manager. The tool shall do the rest, preserving the folder structure of the content which you upload.