Used as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client alternatives, online file managers have always been slow and poorly featured. Nonetheless, when using the File Manager built in the hostonfire.com Web Site Control Panel, you won’t just have a quick, responsive and easy–to–work–with file managing interface, but also a software tool that will make a third–party FTP application unneeded. Have a look at a few of the options that we have included in our File Manager.
Drag–and–drop file uploads
Upload files effortlessly
Transferring files between your computer and any of your sites is right now quick and easy, because of the drag & drop functionality available from the File Manager. You can easily pull files from your desktop computer or laptop and drop them in the Web Site Control Panel through a secure SSL connection. That’s all. It will take seconds to upload a data file and slightly longer for the larger files and folders.
You don’t need to add any third–party software package or web browser plugins. The drag & drop functionality contained in the File Manager performs equally well on all popular operating systems.
Right–click context menus
All of the file administration options at hand
We’ve always given our best to make the File Manager as easy–to–use as it could possibly be, so you’ll be able to create changes for your files. Apart from the typical command bar towards the top of the webpage, we have now in addition put in right–click context menus with all the current fundamental file managing choices. Simply click on a file or directory and select the actions that you would like within the list which will pop up.
You can rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any file or folder you select with a click of the mouse. Should you click a directory, it’s also possible to generate a brand new directory or file within it.
The right–click choice is available as well if you select different files or folders simultaneously.
Handle archives with simply a click
The File Manager offers an inbuilt archive/unarchive solution that can help you add massive archives and then extract them in to your web hosting account blazingly fast. Any time compressing a file or folder, you’ll be able to select the title of the archive which will be created and its extension – .ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ. Additionally, you’ll be able to archive current folders or files with simply a click of the mouse.
The archive/unarchive alternative offered by the File Manager will let you work with huge files straight from your Web Site Control Panel. No need to make use of any third party software just like an FTP client as a way to upload a big file to your cloud hosting account or to download an archive in your desktop.
Integrated file editors
Zero third–party software packs are required
We’ve enclosed a group of file editors within the Web Site Control Panel to guide you create quick and simple alterations to your files without having to employ third party apps. Inside the File Manager there is also a WYSIWYG editor that will help you check all the current changes that you generate in real time, a code editor that boasts syntax highlighting for your personal .PHP or .JS files, and a plain text editor for more experienced users. Any changes that you come up with and keep will be demonstrated instantly online.
You can access the file editors using the buttons near the top of the file table and / or by right–clicking a specific file/folder.
A logical folder structure
All your files arranged with a convenient–to–use way
All the files in your cloud hosting account are structured into directories. Each and every web host has its own primary directory, which follows the file hierarchy that you have created. By doing this, it is really straightforward to deal with all of your hosts from a single place without any chance of getting lost or baffled.
By standard, you will see all of the hosts indexed in a table and if you mouse–click once on a given host, you will observe all of the sub–folders and files related to it. By clicking two times, you are going to visit a page that is devoted to that host only. A further way to load the folder associated with a specific host and also to use it solely, is by using the drop–down menu near the top of the primary File Manager file table.
A user–friendly interface
Control your files with simply a click of the mouse
The hostonfire.com File Manager was created in such a manner to help you feel similarly to making use of the file explorer on your laptop. It provides an option to drag your files and to drop them with a preferred location and reveals all of the accessible edit opportunities after clicking the right mouse button. Furthermore, the tool has an internal file preview solution and various file editors that will help revise your files live straight from your Web Site Control Panel.
In addition, we’ve integrated a number of file management articles and how–to video tutorials to help you quickly find out how to work with the tool.
Work with multiple files
Adjust multiple files at the same time
It is easy to work with a huge amount of files at the same time employing the multi–selection capability of the hostonfire.com File Manager. All that you should do is actually hold down the Control key and click on the files or folders you want to pick. If you want to pick a number of files/folders in a row at once, click the first file/folder, click the Shift key after which click on the last file or folder inside the group.
When you have chosen the required files/folders, you may either drag them to a different place, or implement diverse actions to them using the right–click contextual menu as well as the buttons near the top of the file table.
1–click password protection options
The easiest method to take care of your information
Password protection is the perfect method to confine the a chance to access a particular section of your website that you don’t plan to be obvious to every one. For instance, this might be a secure members’ spot or, perhaps a location with copyrighted data that you would like only selected individuals to reach.
In the File Manager you can actually password–secure your website or possibly a selected folder within it with merely a click of the mouse. Simply right–click a directory, pick Password Protection and define the user name as well as password. You do not have to take care of .htaccess files as well as to make any extra adjustments. From now on, only the site visitors who have your login name and security password will be able to gain access to your web site.