Applied as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client substitutes, web file management tools have always been sluggish and poorly featured. Yet, with the File Manager featured in the Hosting Gators Control Panel, you won’t just have a speedy, intuitive and easy–to–work–with file supervision software, but also a software instrument that will make a third–party FTP program unneeded. Take a look at several of the capabilities that we have integrated into our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The most effective approach to add files
Adding data files with an FTP client is an out–of–date and really insecure method for transferring data files from your desktop machine or notebook to a hosting server. For this reason, we have included drag & drop file upload support in the File Manager. Just pull the data files that you need to publish from your computer into your web browser and they’ll start to upload in your hosting account over a protected SSL communication.
There is no need to set up any extra software, web browser extensions or web apps. The drag–and–drop capability works equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac.
Right–click context menus
Check out all the readily available file administration options with simply a mouse–click
Because of the right–click menus we’ve put into the File Manager, it is possible to change all of your files incredibly easy. Click on a file or directory and from the panel that will appear, pick the actions that you want. You’ll be able to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any picked file. Should you click a folder, furthermore, you will see the solution to create a different sub–folder or file inside it.
When you select many different files or directories, it’s possible to use the exact same measures for all of them simultaneously.
Archive or extract archive files in seconds
In contrast to the vast majority of file management interfaces as well as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) clients, the Hosting Gators Control Panel features an option to archive/unarchive files much faster. It is uncomplicated. To have a directory shrunk to a lightweight size, all you need to do is choose it and then click the Compress button. To open the belongings of an archived folder inside your account, choose it and click on the Extract button. The File Manager uses many file extensions, for example .ZIP, .RAR and .TAR.GZ.
Online file editors
Edit files from your Control Panel
From your File Manager it is possible to manage your files directly on the net by using some of the built–in instruments. The text editor displays the files in a plain text file format, the code editor provides syntax accentuating for one’s .PHP or .JS files, and the WYSIWYG editor makes it possible for you to view your changes as they appear online. Also, all changes you make and save are going to be demonstrated straight away on the Internet, so that you can examine them with your browser and go back to make more changes, if you are not happy with the result.
There’s no need to download any files whatsoever, to change them in your machine and then to re–upload them back into your account. Each of the editors are accessible through the buttons near the top of the file table or from the right–click contextual menus.
A logical folder structure
Your files organized with a straightforward manner
If you are in charge of a lot of different sites concurrently, it’s essential that you have every little thing organized. With other File Managers, editing a large number of web sites within the exact same web hosting account can be very challenging. Using the File Manager, you will find that it’s actually pretty simple. Every website does have its own directory, that you’ll at once recognize, and all the files associated with the specified website can be found there.
And to make things so much easier, you will find there’s a drop–down navigation from which it’s easy to select on which host you intend to work in the File Manager. Our clever system will lead you there in no time.
A user–friendly interface
Manage your data with a mouse–click
The Hosting Gators File Manager was made in such a manner as to help you feel similarly to using the services of the file explorer on your personal computer. It features an option to drag your files and to drop them with a preferred location and shows all of the available modification alternatives after clicking the right computer mouse button. Furthermore, the tool features an inbuilt file preview option and various file editors enabling you to manage your files right away directly from your Control Panel.
Furthermore, we have integrated a set of file management articles and how–to video tutorials to help you quickly learn how to make use of the tool.
Work with multiple files
Change various files simultaneously
You can work with a great number of files concurrently while using the multi–selection ability of the Hosting Gators File Manager. All you should do is simply press the Control key and click on the files or folders that you like to pick. Should you wish to choose a variety of files/folders in a row immediately, click the first file/folder, click the Shift key and then choose the last file or folder within the set.
If you have picked the desired files/folders, you can drag them to a different place, or implement various actions to them making use of right–click contextual menu or the buttons near the top of the file table.
Quick & simple password protection options
The easiest method to secure your information
There is a single popular approach to secure a folder with a pass word – by creating an .htaccess file. In case, however, you’re not technically experienced enough, you’ll have difficulties doing it all by yourself. To help with making things simple for you, we’ve added an easy–to–work–with password protection interface to the File Manager obtainable inside the Control Panel.
To employ this option, simply right–click on a directory and choose Password Protection. Then fill out the user name as well as the password which you want to work with and then press the button. That’s all. The particular folder is concealed from the standard users and will be available only to approved account holders.