Applied as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client alternatives, online file managers have always been sluggish and poor in features. Still, when using the File Manager built in the greystonehosting Site Control Panel, you will not only have a rapid, responsive and easy–to–work–with file administration client, but also a tool that will make an external FTP application unnecessary. Consider several of the functions that we have built into our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The least difficult approach to add data files
Publishing files with an FTP client is an outdated and really insecure way for switching data files from your personal computer to a web hosting server. This is why, we have integrated drag’n’drop data file publish support in the File Manager. Just pull the files that you want to publish from your desktop computer into your web browser and they’ll begin to publish in your hosting profile over a risk–free SSL communication.
You don’t need to set up any extra software package, browser plug–ins or programs. The drag–and–drop functionality performs equally well on Windows, Mac or Linux.
Right–click context menus
All file control options at your disposal
We have given our best to make the File Manager as user–friendly as possible, so you’ll be able to come up with adjustments for your files. Aside from the common control bar towards the top of the webpage, we have now also designed right–click contextual menus with all the current basic file managing options. Just click on a file or folder and choose the activity that you’d like through the list which will show up.
You can rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any file or directory you decide using a mouse–click. When you click a folder, it is possible to make a completely new folder or file within it.
The right–click choice is available as well any time you pick many different files or folders at the same time.
Make use of massive files easily
Due to the inbuilt archive/unarchive solution, the File Manager enables you to make use of large files and not have to use FTP. It’s possible to pack a directory to a small size by simply clicking on the Compress button or get the contents of an archived folder through the Extract button. When compressing a folder as well as a group of files, it’s possible to select the archive extension (.ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ) and the title of one’s archive file.
Online file editors
Revise files straight from your Site Control Panel
From your File Manager you can revise your files directly online by using the inbuilt software instruments. The text editor displays the files with a plain text format, the code editor provides syntax displaying for your personal .PHP or .JS files, and the WYSIWYG editor makes it possible for you to preview your edits while they show up live. Furthermore, all changes that you create and keep are going to be displayed quickly on the world wide web, so it’s possible to preview them within your Internet browser and get back to generate extra modifications, if unsatisfied.
There is no need to download your files, to modify them with your machine and then to re–upload them back to your account. All of the editors are found using the buttons near the top of the file table or from your right–click contextual menus.
A logical folder structure
Your files structured in a simple manner
When you are working with a lot of different web sites simultaneously, it’s crucial for you to have everything arranged. With some other File Managers, editing several web sites within the same hosting account is extremely challenging. Using the File Manager, you will find that it is actually quite easy. Every single website features its own directory, that you’ll right away recognize, and all the files related to the given website are placed there.
And also to make everything even easier, we have a drop–down menu where you can quickly select on exactly which web host you want to work inside the File Manager. Our clever system will lead you there within seconds.
A user–friendly interface
Manage your data with simply a click of the mouse
The greystonehosting File Manager is created in such a way as to make you feel like working with the file explorer on your desktop. It features a way to drag your files and then to drop them with a desired area and reveals all the readily available edit opportunities on clicking the right computer mouse button. Furthermore, the tool features an incorporated file preview solution and other file editors making it possible for you to change your files live directly from your Site Control Panel.
Additionally, we have enclosed a collection of file management posts and how–to educational videos to guide you to fairly quickly find out how to make use of the tool.
Work with multiple files
Change many files concurrently
The File Manager will help you save lots of time when making use of numerous files. You’ll be able to choose multiple files simultaneously and apply a pre–selected activity for them like you do on your computer. To pick random files at once, just hold down the Control key, and to select a number of adjacent files, press the Shift key. It’s that simple.
Once you have selected the files, you can actually automatically transfer them to an additional place when using the drag & drop option. With the help of the right–click context menu and the buttons above the file table, you’ll be able to use a myriad of other activities – you can easily copy, rename, delete, download and change your files, alter file permissions, etc.
Quick & simple password protection options
The ultimate way to secure your information
If you need to password–protect a directory within your website, you have got to create an .htaccess file by hand. Expectedly, this is time–demanding and complex if you are not an expert in website hosting. When using the File Manager, you may create a password–protected folder and conceal all its contents from the regular users with just a couple of clicks.
All you have to do is right–click a directory, pick out Password Protection and after that pick the Add selection. After that simply identify a user name and a pass word. No further setup is necessary and there is no reason to contend with an .htaccess file. Our platform will take care of every thing for you.