Applied as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software alternatives, web file management tools have always been slow and poor in features. Nevertheless, with the File Manager featured in the Williams Hostings Web Site Control Panel, you won’t just have a blazingly fast, responsive and easy–to–work–with file supervision interface, but also a tool that will make a third party FTP software unnecessary. Take a look at a few of the options that we have built into our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The most effective way to publish files
Submitting data files with an FTP tool is an outdated and quite an insecure way of transmitting data files from your desktop computer or notebook to a web hosting server. That’s why, we have included drag–and–drop file upload support in the File Manager. Just drag the data files that you want to publish from your PC into your Internet browser and they’ll start to upload in your web hosting account through a risk–free SSL communication.
You do not have to mount any additional software pack, browser add–ons or web apps. The drag–and–drop function works equally well on Windows, Mac or Linux.
Right–click context menus
All file administration possibilities at your disposal
We’ve always given our best to make File Manager as intuitive as feasible, so you can easily produce modifications to your files. In addition to the normal command bar at the top of the webpage, we have now also integrated right–click context menus with the general file administration options. Click on a file or folder and pick the action you want through the list that will appear.
You are able to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any file or folder you choose using a click of the mouse. In the event you click a folder, also you can create a brand new folder or file within it.
The right–click choice is also available at the time you pick numerous files or folders at once.
Work with huge files conveniently
Due to the in–built archive/unarchive option, the File Manager really helps to use big files with no need to use FTP. It is easy to shrink a folder to a small size by clicking on the Compress button or gain access to the items in an archived folder by using the Extract button. Whenever compressing a directory as well as a group of files, it will be easy to select the archive extension (.ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ) along with the name of one’s archive file.
Integrated file editors
No third party applications are needed
We’ve incorporated a number of file editors inside the Web Site Control Panel so you’re able to create quick and easy modifications to your files and never have to use any third party applications. Within the File Manager you can find a WYSIWYG editor that will assist you check all the changes which you come up with in real time, a code editor that includes syntax emphasizing for your .PHP or .JS files, as well as a plain text editor for more competent customers. All the changes you generate and keep are going to be demonstrated quickly on the web.
You can access the file editors using the buttons near the top of the file table and also by right–clicking a selected file/folder.
A logical folder structure
All of your files arranged in a straightforward manner
Each of the files in your website hosting account are separated into folders. Every web host features its own main folder, that follows the file hierarchy that you’ve pre–set. In this way, it is really an easy task to maintain all your hosts from a single location without the chance of becoming lost or puzzled.
By standard, you will see each of the hosts conveniently listed in a table and when you click once over a specific host, you’ll see all of the sub–folders and files associated with it. By clicking on twice, you are going to go to a web page that is focused entirely on that host only. Another way to open the folder pertaining to a specific host and to use it solely, is to try using the drop–down menu near the top of the primary File Manager file table.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager made especially for the general public
Most web File Managers are slow–moving and quite difficult to work with. They have limited possibilities and certainly are not really uncomplicated. We hope to transform that with the Williams Hostings File Manager. It was intended to be intuitive and to seem like a product you you’re already familiar with – the File Manager on your personal computer system.
All of its attributes, the drag & drop file upload solutions, the right–click contextual menus, the internal file editors, etcetera are there for a single reason – to make taking care of your web site(s) a lot easier.
Work with multiple files
Adjust different files at the same time
Using the Williams Hostings File Manager, it is possible to choose a number of files or directories exactly like you do on your desktop computer or notebook. Just keep pressed the Control (Command for Apple’s Mac OS) key and click on the desired files/folders. In case you’d like, to choose lots of files/folders at once, click on one file/folder, press the Shift key and then click any other file or folder.
Once you’ve chosen the whole set of files that you’ll require, you can easily drag them to a distinct location, or take advantage of the right–click context menu to check out a list of the available actions.
1–click password protection options
The easiest way to guard your details
Password protection is the perfect method to limit the accessibility to an important section of your website which you don’t want to be obvious to every one. For instance, this could be a safe and secure members’ area or even a location with copyrighted data that you want just specific customers to reach.
Within the File Manager you can actually password–guard your website or perhaps a specified directory inside it with just a click of the mouse. Just right–click a folder, select Password Protection and select the username and security password. You do not have to take care of .htaccess files or create any other configurations. From now on, simply the visitors which have your login name and password will access your site.