What is a File Manager? How much does it differ from its desktop equivalent?
All hosting accounts are handled through a Control Panel and irrespective of the brand of the latter, you can always find a File Manager tool, which allows you to browse the files that you've uploaded in the website hosting account and to complete basic operations with them, for example moving, copying or deleting. Based on the particular tool, there could be more advanced functions also, including control over permissions and archives. Certain Control Panels are easier to work with than others and so are their File Manager sections. As this is the main tool that you'll use to control your files, it's important to check in advance what options it offers and if it will work for you, because a hard-to-use File Manager could be a burden and will make managing your web presence more complicated.
File Manager in Shared Website Hosting
The File Manager tool, that's part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to administer all of the files that you upload to your shared website hosting
account effortlessly. You are able to move files and entire folders by dragging-and-dropping them within the account. You could upload content in the same way - pick a file/folder on your computer system and drag it to your browser in which the File Manager is loaded. By right-clicking a file or a folder within your account, you can also access context menus with more advanced options - you shall be able to set up or to unpack an archive, to set up a password-protected area, to change the UNIX permissions through a web interface or to edit the content with numerous editors without ever leaving the Control Panel – a plain text editor, a code editor or an HTML editor. We've also included help articles and instructional videos, which you can access right from the File Manager to find out more about its capabilities.
File Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our innovative, although easy-to-work with File Manager will give you 100 % control over your content and you won't have any issues managing the files and folders which you create or upload to your semi-dedicated server
account, even when you have never used a website hosting service before. The options it's offering are no more than several mouse clicks away, even the more complex ones like creating a password-protected folder, creating or unpacking an archive, modifying UNIX permissions or opening a file in a plain text or an HTML editor. Through right-click context menus, you will feel as if you’re working on your home computer. In addition, the File Manager supports dragging-and-dropping of files and entire folders - both inside the account and from your notebook or computer. With the latter alternative, you can easily upload content directly, which eradicates the need for any FTP client.