What exactly is a File Manager? How much does it differ from its desktop equivalent?
A File Manager tool is present in all website hosting Control Panels. As the name suggests, it is used to manage the files inside an account and all File Managers support a range of primary capabilities - browsing, moving, copying and deleting files. Several Control Panels can provide more advanced capabilities too - changing file and folder permissions or creating and unpacking archives. Although files may be uploaded and downloaded using an FTP client, the File Manager is used considerably more often, so the easier to use it is, the easier it shall be for you to manage your presence online altogether. The opposite is also true - a File Manager that's not easy to use may make it more aggravating and difficult for you to handle the site content, especially if you do not have previous experience.
File Manager in Shared Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux shared website hosting
through our company, you may take advantage of a sophisticated File Manager tool, that's part of our Hepsia hosting CP. It includes a lot of functions and even standard ones like copying or moving files may be accessed using right-click context menus, that will make you feel like you’re working with an application on your home computer. If you transfer whole folders, their structure shall be kept whole, so you won't need to worry about scrambled files. The context menus will provide you with access to lots of other sophisticated functions also, so stuff like creating an archive of a whole folder or creating a password-protected area will be merely a click away. What is more, you won't need a third-party FTP program to upload content, since our File Manager supports drag-and-drop file and folder uploads. You may also use 3 separate file editors – a code editor, a WYSIWYG editor and a plain text editor.
File Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The File Manager tool, which is part of our custom Hepsia web hosting CP, will give you complete control over your data and will remove the need of employing third-party applications. If you'd like to upload a file to your semi-dedicated server
account, you shall only have to drag-and-drop it, because the File Manager supports uploads, so you shall not have to use an FTP client anymore. You shall also be able to relocate files and folders in the account just as easily and their structure shall be kept undamaged. If you'd like to change the permissions of any file, to create a password-protected area for a domain name or a subdomain or to modify a file with a plain text or an HTML editor, you'll simply have to use the right-click, since you can access all of these features from right-click context menus - you’ll feel like you’re working on your home PC. To make managing your content that much easier, you will be able to sort it in ascending or descending order by name, size or last modified date.