Applied as FTP client substitutes, online file managers have always been slow and poorly featured. Yet, with the File Manager included in the Steves Website Hosting Website Control Panel, you won’t only have a speedy, intuitive and time and effort saving file supervision software, but also a software instrument that will make a 3rd party FTP program unnecessary. Have a look at some of the features that we have built–into our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The most simple way to publish data files
Posting files with an FTP client is an obsolete and really insecure method for transporting data files from your desktop machine or laptop to a hosting server. By reason of this, we have integrated drag–and–drop file publish support in the File Manager. Just drag the data files that you need to publish from your computer into your web browser and they will begin to upload in your website hosting profile over a risk–free SSL connection.
You don’t need to install any additional software, browser plug–ins or web apps. The drag & drop function performs just as well on Windows, Linux and Mac.
Right–click context menus
Handle all files with a click of the mouse
The majority of File Managers include all the activities that one can conduct with a file or folder on the top of the webpage. We believe that the latter is just not properly arranged. With the File Manager, you can access all file administration options at the time you right–click a file or directory. This method is also valid for many different files/folders.
It is possible to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete every file or folder you choose with only a mouse–click.
Take care of archives with only a mouse–click
The File Manager is designed with an internal archive/unarchive option that can assist you add big archives and extract them in to your hosting account in seconds. Any time compressing a file or folder, it will be easy to decide on the name of the archive that will be created along with its extension – .ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ. Additionally, you’ll be able to compress current folders or files with merely a mouse–click.
The archive/unarchive option available at the File Manager permits you to use substantial files directly from your Website Control Panel. No need to make use of any third–party software for example an FTP client as a way to upload a huge file in your account or to download an archive to your desktop.
Online file editors
Modify files straight from your Website Control Panel
With the File Manager it is possible to alter your files directly on the Internet by making use of the in–built software tools. The text editor reveals the files with a plain text formatting, the code editor has syntax accentuating for one’s .PHP or .JS files, and the WYSIWYG editor allows you to preview your modifications as they show up live. Furthermore, all changes that you create and save are going to be demonstrated quickly on the web, so that you can examine them within your web browser and get back to make more edits, in case you are not happy with the result.
There is no need to download any files whatsoever, to modify them through your personal computer and to re–upload them back into your cloud hosting account. All of the editors are found through the buttons at the top of the file table or from the right–click contextual menus.
A logical folder structure
Your files arranged in a convenient way
The File Manager shows all files and directories in a clear and understandable alphabetical order. All of the files associated with the different hosts are arranged within independent directories that are named following their individual domains, which enables you to instantly recognize them. This really is useful when you are maintaining a large number of web sites concurrently. There isn’t any possibility to stray or to feel bewildered amidst the plethora of files and directories within your account.
To reach the files within a specific host, simply choose it in the drop–down menu at the top of the file table. Alternatively, it is possible to double–click on its folder and you are straight away taken to a table listing its files only.
A user–friendly interface
Command your files with just a click of the mouse
The Steves Website Hosting File Manager has been created in such a way as to make you feel just like working with the file explorer on your computer. It has an option to drag your files and to drop them with a desired area and reveals all the readily available modification options upon clicking the right computer mouse button. Additionally, the tool carries an incorporated file preview solution as well as other file editors that will help edit your files in real time directly from your Website Control Panel.
In addition, we have integrated a collection of file management articles and how–to video tutorials to enable you quickly learn how to work with the tool.
Work with multiple files
Change multiple files concurrently
When using the Steves Website Hosting File Manager, you can easily pick many different files or folders just like you do on your PC. Just press the Control (Command for Mac) key and click on the wanted files/folders. If you would like, to choose multiple files/folders simultaneously, click on a single file/folder, hold down the Shift key and click on any file or folder.
After you have chosen all the files that you require, you can drag them to a different location, or use the right–click context menu to find out an index of the available features.
Quick & simple password protection options
The simplest way to shield your details
There is a single widespread way for you to safeguard a folder with a pass word – by making an .htaccess file. In case, however, you’re not technically experienced enough, you will have difficulties doing the work by yourself. For making things simple for you, we’ve integrated an easy–to–navigate password protection user interface to the File Manager available within the Website Control Panel.
To use the option, just right–click on a directory and pick Password Protection. Then fill out the username plus the pass word which you want to implement and press the button. That’s all. Now the particular folder is going to be hidden from the general pubic and will also be available only to authorized account owners.