Used as FTP client alternatives, web–based file management tools have always been slow and poor in capabilities. Yet, using the File Manager included in the Host Mates Web Control Panel, you won’t just employ a rapid, intuitive and easy–to–use file management software, but also a software instrument that will make a third–party FTP software unnecessary. Take a look at a few of the options that we have included in our File Manager.
Drag–and–drop file uploads
Upload files with ease
Transferring files between your desktop machine and any of your web pages is right now easy and quick, because of the drag’n’drop option available from the File Manager. You could pull data files from your desktop computer or laptop and drop them in your Web Control Panel over a secure SSL communication. That’s it. It takes just a few seconds to publish a file and a little bit longer for the larger data files and folders.
It is not necessary to install any third–party computer software or web browser extensions. The drag & drop capability included in the File Manager works just as well on all major OS’s.
Right–click context menus
Handle your files with just a click of the mouse
Most File Managers list all the activities which you can execute within a file or folder at the top of the webpage. We believe the latter is not intuitive enough. Thanks to the File Manager, you have access to all file control options when you right–click a file or folder. This option is likewise valid for different files/folders.
It is easy to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete every file or directory you choose with simply a mouse–click.
Work with enormous files effortlessly
Because of the built in archive/unarchive option, the File Manager enables you to make use of enormous files without the need to use FTP. It’s possible to shrink a directory into a lightweight size by simply clicking on the Compress button or access the contents of an archived directory through the Extract button. Whenever compressing a directory or a list of files, you’ll be able to select the archive extension (.ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ) and the name of one’s archive file.
Online file editors
Change files straight from your Web Control Panel
From your File Manager you can easily modify your files instantly on the Internet by using the in–built tools. The text editor reveals the files with a plain text format, the code editor provides syntax highlighting for one’s .PHP or .JS files, and then the WYSIWYG editor enables you to see your edits when they appear online. Also, all changes that you come up with and keep are going to be shown instantaneously on the web, meaning you can review them within your browser and go back to create further modifications, if unsatisfied.
There is no need to download your files, to modify them in your PC and then to re–upload them back in your website hosting account. All of the editors are found via the buttons near the top of the file table or from your right–click contextual menus.
A logical folder structure
All your files sorted with an easy–to–use way
All the files inside your website hosting account are sorted into directories. Every single web host features its own primary folder, that follows the file structure you have defined. Using this method, it is really an easy task to maintain all your hosts from one location with no probability of getting lost or puzzled.
By standard, you will notice each of the hosts conveniently contained in a table and when you click once over a given host, you will see the whole set of sub–folders and files related to it. By clicking on twice, you will visit a page that’s focused entirely on that host alone. One other way to open the folder related to a certain host and to use it exclusively, is to try using the drop–down menu at the top of the main File Manager file table.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager designed for real people
Dealing with your files is intuitive and effortless making use of Host Mates Web Control Panel. You’ll get a file managing setting that’s not far from your desktop machine’s file explorer. You’re able to drag and drop files and control all of them with a right click of the mouse. When using the in–built preview option, you can observe graphics the same as they will be on the Internet, and through the integrated file editors you can create improvements to your files in real time.
If you’d like help handling your files, you’ll be able to refer to the big array of posts and how–to instructional videos, that you can access with merely a click of the mouse.
Work with multiple files
Transform various files all at once
When using the Host Mates File Manager, you can actually select a number of files or directories exactly like you do on your PC. Simply press the Control (Command for Mac) key and then click the wanted files/folders. Or, to choose a lot of files/folders simultaneously, simply click one file/folder, hold down the Shift key and then click any file or folder.
Having once selected each of the files that you’ll require, you’re able to drag them into a pre–selected directory, or make use of the right–click context menu to see a summary of the available actions.
1–click password protection options
The easiest method to secure your details
Password protection is the best solution to limit the means to access a specialized section of your web site you don’t need to be obvious to everyone. For instance, this might be a safe and secure members’ spot or a place with copyrighted information that you would like only a number of customers to reach.
From your File Manager it is easy to password–protect your web site or perhaps a specific folder within it with only a mouse–click. Just right–click a folder, choose Password Protection and select your user name and also pass word. There is no need to manage .htaccess files or generate any additional configurations. From now on, merely the website visitors that have your username and security password will access your website.