Applied as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client alternatives, web–based file management tools have always been sluggish and poorly featured. Nonetheless, when using the File Manager built in the SoftNet Hosting Online Control Panel, you won’t just have a blazingly fast, intuitive and user–friendly file administration client, but also an application that will make an external FTP software unneeded. Check out several of the features that we have integrated into our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file upload options
Transfer data files to your web pages easily
The File Manager in your Online Control Panel includes a rapid, drag–and–drop capability that will help you transfer files between your personal computer and your web hosting account without having to use an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) tool. You can easily pull files from your computer and drop them in your Online Control Panel with a click of the mouse through a safe SSL connection.
The drag–and–drop feature is built into the Online Control Panel, so that you don’t need to set up any third–party software package to use it. It will also work on all leading Operating Systems, so all you should do to make use of it is sign in to your File Manager.
Right–click context menus
Look at each of the available file administration options with a mouse–click
On account of the right–click menus that we have added to the File Manager, you will be able to alter all of your files easier than ever. Click on a file or folder and through the panel that will actually pop up, find the actions you want. You’ll be able to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any selected file. Should you click a folder, you can also view the solution to generate a different sub–folder or file inside.
If you select many different files or folders, you will be able to use the same measures for all of them simultaneously.
Take care of archives with merely a click
The File Manager features an inbuilt archive/unarchive solution that will help you submit substantial archives and extract them in your account within seconds. When compressing a file or directory, you’ll be able to decide on the title for the archive that is to be created plus its extension – .ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ. At the same time, it will be easy to compress existing files or folders with only a click of the mouse.
The archive/unarchive alternative provided by the File Manager helps you to use large files right from your Online Control Panel. You don’t need to start using any third–party software such as an FTP client so as to upload a big file onto your account or download any archive on your desktop.
Integrated file editors
Absolutely no third party programs are required
We’ve enclosed a group of file editors within the Online Control Panel to help you out come up with easy and quick transformations in your files without having to employ third–party software. With the File Manager you’ll find a WYSIWYG editor that will help you keep an eye on all the current changes that you create instantly, a code editor that includes syntax highlighting for one’s .JS or .PHP files, along with a plain text editor for more expert customers. All the changes that you make and save are going to be shown straight away online.
You can access the file editors when using the buttons near the top of the file table or by right–clicking a selected file/folder.
A logical folder structure
All your files arranged in a simple way
Each of the files within your hosting account are neatly sorted into directories. Each host features its own primary directory, which uses the file structure that you’ve created. In this way, it is effortless to control all your hosts from one location without probability of becoming lost or baffled.
By standard, you will see all of the hosts conveniently contained in a table and if you click once over a given host, you will see all the sub–folders and files associated with it. By clicking two times, you will visit a web page which is devoted to that host only. A further way to open the folder associated with a specific host and also to use it solely, is to use the drop–down menu towards the top of the primary File Manager file table.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager designed for regular people
Most web File Managers are sluggish and complex to use. They give you modest possibilities and aren’t really straightforward. We seek to transform that with the SoftNet Hosting File Manager. It is built to be easy–to–use and also to appear like a product you know – the File Manager on your personal computer system.
All of its capabilities, the drag & drop file upload solutions, the right–click context menus, the built in file editors, etcetera are there for just one purpose – to make controlling your website(s) less complicated.
Work with multiple files
Adjust many files all at once
You can easily work with a plethora of files simultaneously using the multi–selection capacity of the SoftNet Hosting File Manager. All you need to do is actually hold down the Control key and then click on the files or folders which you want to choose. Should you want to pick a couple of files/folders in a row simultaneously, click on the first file/folder, click the Shift key and then pick the final file or folder inside the set.
For those who have picked the required files/folders, you can either drag them to an alternative location, or employ a variety of actions to them when using the right–click context menu or the buttons near the top of the file table.
Quick & simple password protection options
The easiest way to guard your data
There’s a single common approach to secure a directory using a security password – by creating an .htaccess file. In case, however, you’re not technologically competent sufficiently, you will have difficulties doing it without any help. For making things easy for you, we’ve integrated an easy–to–navigate password protection user interface to the File Manager accessible in the Online Control Panel.
To make use of the option, just right–click on a folder and select Password Protection. Then submit the user name as well as the password that you like to use and then click on the button. That’s all. The particular folder will be undetectable from the standard users and will be available to authorized account owners.