What precisely is a File Manager? How much does it differ from its desktop equivalent?
All web hosting accounts are handled from a Control Panel and regardless of the brand of the latter, there's always a File Manager tool, which enables you to look into the files that you've uploaded in the Internet hosting account and to carry out simple operations with them, for example moving, copying or deleting. Depending on the specific tool, there can be more advanced functions too, such as management of permissions and archives. Several Control Panels are easier to use than others and so are their File Manager sections. Considering that this is the main tool you shall use to control your files, it's crucial to check in advance what options it includes and if it shall appeal to you, because a hard-to-use File Manager may be a burden and can make managing your web presence harder.
File Manager in Shared Hosting
The feature-rich File Manager that comes with our shared hosting
plans will make managing your data as basic as controlling files on your computer or laptop. You will be able to drag-and-drop files and folders not only inside the account, but also straight from your computer, so you'll no longer need an FTP client to upload data. Also, the folder structure will be preserved, so files from different folders will not get mixed. You may also use right-click context menus and access a variety of features. You will be able to create and extract archives, to set up password-protected areas and more. If you would like to change files, you can easily do that using several different editors - a plain text editor, a code editor and a WYSIWYG editor, so you could select the one that you need and feel most at ease working with.
File Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our highly developed, although user-friendly File Manager provides you with full control over your content and you will not have any troubles handling the files and folders that you set up or upload to your semi-dedicated server
account, even though you may have never used an Internet hosting service before. The options it's providing are only a few clicks away, even the more advanced ones like setting up a password-protected folder, creating or unpacking an archive, modifying UNIX permissions or opening a file in a plain text or an HTML editor. Using right-click context menus, you'll feel just as if you’re working on your desktop computer. Also, the File Manager supports dragging-and-dropping of files and whole folders - both inside the account and from your personal computer. With the latter alternative, you can easily upload content directly, which eradicates the need for any FTP client.