When using the hostfields Web Site Control Panel, you will get access to our feature–rich File Manager. It will make it easier to quickly take care of your web sites with no need to resort to an FTP tool. You can upload data files through a risk–free connection by simply dragging them into the web browser. Additionally, you could instantly archive and unarchive files and directories, set up password–protected areas, change data file permissions and much more. Take a look at the attributes integrated into our File Manager.
Drag–and–drop file uploads
Upload files with ease
Transferring files between your PC and any of your web sites is right now quick and simple, because of the drag–and–drop option provided by the File Manager. You could drag files from your desktop computer or notebook and drop them in your Web Site Control Panel over a secure SSL connection. That’s all. It will take a few seconds to publish a file and a little bit longer for any bigger files and directories.
You don’t have to add any third party computer software or Internet browser extensions. The drag’n’drop function contained in the File Manager works equally well on all main OS’s.
Right–click context menus
Check out each of the available file control options with only a click of the mouse
Because of the right–click menus that we have included with the File Manager, you are able to alter all of your files easier than ever. Click on a file or directory and from the panel which will appear, choose the activity that you like. You can rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete virtually any chosen file. If you click a folder, additionally, you will see the solution to make a different sub–folder or file inside.
If you choose many different files or folders, it is possible to apply the exact same measures for all of them concurrently.
Take care of archives with merely a mouse–click
The File Manager provides a built in archive/unarchive option that may help you add massive archives and extract them inside your website hosting account blazingly fast. Once compressing a file or directory, it is possible to decide on the name of the archive which is to be created and its particular extension – .ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ. At the same time, you are able to compress current folders or files with simply a click of the mouse.
The archive/unarchive option available from the File Manager means that you can handle large files directly from your Web Site Control Panel. No reason to work with any third–party software like an FTP client in an effort to upload a large file to your website hosting account or to download any kind of archive in your desktop.
Online file editors
Change files from your Web Site Control Panel
With the File Manager it is possible to modify your files instantly online employing some of the built–in tools. The text editor shows the files with a plain text format, the code editor provides syntax accentuating for your personal .PHP or .JS files, and the WYSIWYG editor allows you to see your changes while they show up online. Also, all changes which you create and keep can be shown at once on the net, which enables you to examine them with your web browser and get back to create more modifications, if unhappy.
It is not necessary to download any files, to modify them through your desktop and then to re–upload them back into your web hosting account. Each of the editors are found using the buttons at the top of the file table or through the right–click context menus.
A logical folder structure
All of your files arranged with an intuitive approach
The File Manager displays all of the files and folders in a clear to understand alphabetical arrangement. The whole set of files related to the different hosts are sorted into separate folders which are named after their particular domains, allowing you to conveniently acknowledge them. This really is useful when you are maintaining several websites at the same time. There is no possibility to stray or to feel really confused among the large number of data files and directories with your website hosting account.
To reach the files with a given host, simply select it in the drop–down menu at the top of the file table. As an alternative, you’ll be able to double–click on its folder and you are instantaneously taken to a table listing its files only.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager developed for real people
Making use of all of your files is intuitive and quick making use of hostfields Web Site Control Panel. You will try a file managing environment that is not far from your personal computer’s file explorer. You are able to drag and drop files and deal with them with a right mouse–click. With the inbuilt review option, you can view photographs exactly like they will show up on the Internet, and via the built–in file editors you can easily make changes to your files right away.
Any time you need assistance managing your files, you are able to consider the big collection of posts and how–to training videos, which you can access with a mouse–click.
Work with multiple files
Modify a variety of files at the same time
You’ll be able to handle a huge amount of files all at once making use of the multi–selection capability of the hostfields File Manager. Everything you need to do is simply press the Control key and then click on the files or directories that you would like to pick. If you would like select a variety of files/folders in a row simultaneously, click on the first file/folder, hold down the Shift key and afterwards choose the very last file or folder in the collection.
For those who have picked the desired files/folders, you can either drag them to a distinct place, or employ various actions to them using the right–click context menu as well as the buttons at the top of the file table.
Quick & simple password protection options
The simplest way to secure your data
If you wish to password–protect a directory in your website, you will have to set up an .htaccess file manually. Having said that, this can be time–absorbing and complicated if you aren’t a professional in website hosting. When using the File Manager, you can make a password–secured directory and conceal its items from the visitors with a handful of mouse–clicks.
What you need to undertake is right–click a directory, go for Password Protection and then click the Add option. After that simply indicate a login name together with a security password. No further setup is necessary and there is no need to handle an .htaccess file. Our system will take care of everything for you.