Used as FTP client alternatives, online file management tools have always been slow and poor in capabilities. Still, when using the File Manager featured in the EXPRESShostings Hosting Control Panel, you won’t only employ a blazingly fast, intuitive and time and effort saving file administration client, but also an app that will make a 3rd party FTP software unneeded. Take a look at a few of the capabilities that we have included in our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The most effective approach to upload files
Importing data files with an FTP tool is an out–of–date and really unsafe way of moving files from your PC to a hosting server. For this reason, we have integrated drag & drop file publish support in the File Manager. Just drag the files that you want to publish from your PC into your browser and they’ll begin to upload in your website hosting profile through a safe SSL connection.
You don’t have to set up any extra software, web browser add–ons or apps. The drag–and–drop feature performs equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac.
Right–click context menus
See all the readily available file control possibilities with simply a click of the mouse
On account of the right–click menus we have included in the File Manager, you’ll be able to edit all of your files easier than ever. Just click on a file or folder and through the panel that will appear, opt for the activity that you like. It is possible to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete just about any picked file. If you click on a folder, you will also view the solution to make a new sub–folder or file within it.
Whenever you choose multiple files or directories, you are able to use the exact same actions for all of them simultaneously.
Archive or extract archive files within seconds
Compared to the majority of file management user interfaces as well as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) clients, the EXPRESShostings Hosting Control Panel features an option to archive/unarchive files way quicker. It is well–designed. To have a folder shrunk into a small size, just pick it and click on the Compress button. To open up the contents of an archived folder inside your web hosting account, pick it and click on the Extract button. The File Manager supports various file extensions, including .ZIP, .RAR and .TAR.GZ.
Online file editors
Modify files straight from your Hosting Control Panel
From the File Manager it is easy to modify your files directly on the Internet when using many of the in–built instruments. The text editor reveals the files in a plain text formatting, the code editor features syntax emphasizing for one’s .PHP or .JS files, and then the WYSIWYG editor really helps you to see all the modifications while they appear online. Also, all changes that you make and save can be demonstrated right away on the Internet, so that you can preview them inside your web browser and get back to create further changes, if you are not happy with the result.
There’s no need to download your files, to modify them with your machine and then to re–upload them into your cloud hosting account. All the editors are available via the buttons at the top of the file table or through the right–click contextual menus.
A logical folder structure
Your files organized with a simple approach
When you are in charge of a great number of websites at the same time, it’s highly recommendable for you to have every little thing sorted. With many other File Managers, editing several websites in the same hosting account is quite tricky. Using our File Manager, you will find that it’s actually quite easy. Each website features its own directory, which you’ll quickly identify, and all of the files pertaining to the specific website are situated there.
And to make things even easier, you will find a drop–down navigation where it’s easy to pick on exactly which host you intend to work within the File Manager. Our smart system will take you there in no time.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager designed for people
The majority of online File Managers are slow and tricky to apply. They give limited options and certainly are not really straightforward. We seek to change that by means of the EXPRESShostings File Manager. It is created to be practical and to resemble something you are already well aware of – the File Manager on your desktop.
All of its functions, the drag–and–drop file upload solutions, the right–click contextual menus, the inbuilt file editors, etc. are available for just one purpose – to create controlling your website(s) more simple.
Work with multiple files
Modify a lot of files simultaneously
EXPRESShostings’s File Manager can help you save lots of time whenever using different files. You are able to choose many different files simultaneously and apply a desired activity to them exactly like you do in your PC. To choose random files at once, simply click the Control key, and to choose a collection of adjacent files, press the Shift key. It’s that straightforward.
After you have chosen the files, you’ll be able to instantly move them to an additional spot when using the drag–and–drop option. By means of the right–click contextual menu as well as the buttons on top of the file table, you are able to apply a number of other actions – you can easily copy, rename, delete, download and alter your files, alter file permissions, and so on.
Quick & simple password protection options
The easiest method to protect your data
There is a single prevalent route to secure a directory using a password – by making an .htaccess file. If, however, you aren’t technically qualified enough, you will have issues doing it on your own. To help make things easy, we have designed an intuitive password protection interface to the File Manager readily available in the Hosting Control Panel.
To make use of the option, just right–click on a directory and select Password Protection. After that fill in the username as well as the pass word that you would like to apply and then click on the button. That’s all. The selected directory is going to be undetectable by the general pubic and will be available to previously approved account holders.