Learn what a File Manager is really and how it differs from its desktop equivalent.
A File Manager software tool is found in all website hosting Control Panels. As the name shows, it is used to command the files in an account and all File Managers support a number of basic capabilities - browsing, moving, copying and deleting files. Certain Control Panels may provide you with more advanced capabilities also - changing file and folder permissions or creating and unpacking archives. Although files could be uploaded and downloaded with an FTP client, the File Manager is used much more often, so the simpler to use it is, the easier it will be for you to control your presence online in its entirety. The opposite is also true - a File Manager that's difficult to use may make it more irritating and tough for you to handle the website content, specifically if you lack previous experience.
File Manager in Web Hosting
The File Manager tool, that is a part of our in-house made Hepsia Control Panel, allows you to administer all of the files you upload to your web hosting
account easily. You could move files and entire folders by dragging-and-dropping them within the account. You could upload content in the same way - select a file/folder on your PC and drag it to your Internet browser where the File Manager is loaded. By right-clicking a file or a folder in your account, you could also access context menus with more complex options - you will be able to set up or to unpack an archive, to set up a password-protected area, to alter the UNIX permissions through a web interface or to modify the content with a variety of editors without ever leaving the CP – a plain text editor, a code editor or an HTML editor. We've also included help articles and educational videos, which you can access straight from the File Manager to find out more about its functions.
File Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
The File Manager tool, which is a part of our custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, will give you complete control over your web content and will eliminate the need of using third-party applications. If you would like to upload a file to your semi-dedicated server
account, you will simply need to drag-and-drop it, because the File Manager supports uploads, so you shall not have to employ an FTP client anymore. You will also be able to transfer folders and files inside your account just as easily and their structure shall be kept intact. If you'd like to change the permissions of any file, to create a password-protected area for a domain or a subdomain or to modify a file using a plain text or an HTML editor, you'll only have to use the right-click, because you could access these functions from right-click context menus - you’ll feel like you’re working on your computer. To make handling your content much easier, you shall be able to sort it in ascending or descending order by last modified date, size or name.