Used as FTP client alternatives, online file managers have always been sluggish and poorly featured. Still, with the File Manager built in the SystemShells.com Hosting Control Panel, you won’t just have a fast, intuitive and easy–to–use file administration client, but also a tool that will make an external FTP application unneeded. Take a look at several of the options that we have included in our File Manager.
Drag–and–drop file uploads
Add files without difficulty
Moving files between your desktop machine and any of your web sites is now simple and fast, thanks to the drag & drop functionality provided by the File Manager. You can easily pull data files from your notebook or computer and drop them in the Hosting Control Panel over a secure SSL connection. That’s it. It usually takes just a few seconds to upload a data file and a little bit longer for the larger files and directories.
There is no need to add any third–party application or web browser extensions. The drag–and–drop function built into the File Manager operates equally well on all major operating systems.
Right–click context menus
Control all of your with a mouse–click
The majority of File Managers list all the activities that you can perform on a file or directory at the top of the web page. We feel that this is just not intuitive enough. Thanks to the File Manager, you have access to all of the file management choices when you right–click a file or directory. This approach is likewise valid for a number of files/folders.
It is easy to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete every file or directory you decide with a click of the mouse.
Make use of substantial files easily
Because of the in–built archive/unarchive option, the File Manager enables you to handle big files and never have to use FTP. You’ll be able to pack a folder to a small size by simply clicking on the Compress button or access the contents of an archived directory by using the Extract button. When compressing a folder or a variety of files, it is possible to decide on the archive extension (.ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ) as well as the name of one’s archive file.
Online file editors
Edit files straight from your Hosting Control Panel
With the File Manager you can modify your files directly on the net using many of the in–built software instruments. The text editor shows the files with a plain text file format, the code editor provides syntax accentuating for your personal .PHP or .JS files, and then the WYSIWYG editor makes it possible to see all the modifications as they show up live. Also, all changes you create and keep can be demonstrated immediately on the web, so that you can review them in your web browser and return to generate further changes, in case you are not satisfied with the result.
There is no need to download your files, to revise them on your machine and to re–upload them back in your web hosting account. All the editors are accessible through the buttons near the top of the file table or from your right–click context menus.
A logical folder structure
All your files arranged with an intuitive manner
The File Manager shows all of the files and directories using a clear and understandable alphabetical order. Each of the files pertaining to the many hosts are organized within different folders which are named following their respective domain names, so it’s possible to quite easily recognize them. This is really useful when you are maintaining a multitude of sites simultaneously. There is no opportunity to get lost or to feel really confused among the multitude of files and directories inside your website hosting account.
To gain access to the files under a host, just select it in the drop–down navigation at the top of the file table. Additionally, you can easily double–click on its directory and you will be at once sent to a table listing its files only.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager meant for people
Most online File Managers are slow–moving and tricky to make use of. They provide modest options and certainly are not really user–friendly. We aim to improve that by means of the SystemShells.com File Manager. It’s meant to be easy–to–use and to look like an item you know – the File Manager on your desktop.
All its functions, the drag’n’drop file upload solutions, the right–click contextual menus, the built in file editors, etcetera exist for just one reason – to help make maintaining your web site(s) less difficult.
Work with multiple files
Transform a lot of files at the same time
When using the SystemShells.com File Manager, you’re able to pick out various files or directories exactly like you do on your desktop computer or notebook. Just hold down the Control (Command for Apple’s Mac OS) key and then click the desired files/folders. In case you’d like, to pick lots of files/folders at the same time, click one file/folder, hold down the Shift key and click on any file or folder.
Having once selected all the files that you require, you’re able to drag them to a specified location, or use the right–click context menu to find out a listing of the accessible actions.
Quick & simple password protection options
The easiest method to guard your details
There is a single popular technique to shield a directory with a password – by generating an .htaccess file. In case, however, you aren’t technologically skilled sufficiently, you will have difficulties carrying it out on your own. For making things simple for you, we have added a straightforward password protection user interface to the File Manager available inside the Hosting Control Panel.
To make use of this option, just right–click on a folder and pick Password Protection. Then fill out the login name and the security password which you want to work with and then click on the button. That’s all. Now the selected folder will be concealed from the standard users and will be accessible only to authorized users.