Used as FTP client alternatives, online file managers have always been slow and poor in capabilities. Nonetheless, with the File Manager included in the Host Gate Site Control Panel, you won’t just have a fast, responsive and time and effort saving file managing interface, but also a tool that will make a third–party FTP software unneeded. Check out several of the features that we have built into our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The simplest approach to publish files
Posting files with an FTP tool is an outdated and really insecure method for relocating data files from your desktop machine or notebook to a web hosting server. That’s why, we have included drag & drop file publish support in the File Manager. Simply drag the files that you need to upload from your PC into your browser and they will start to upload in your web hosting profile over a risk–free SSL connection.
You don’t need to set up any additional software, browser add–ons or programs. The drag–and–drop capability performs equally well on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Right–click context menus
Virtually all file managing choices at your fingertips
We’ve tried to make File Manager as easy–to–use as possible, so it is easy to make changes to your files. Apart from the regular command bar towards the top of the page, we have furthermore designed right–click context menus with all the current fundamental file management choices. Simply click on a file or directory and pick the action that you want from the collection that will pop up.
It is possible to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any file or directory you select using a mouse–click. In the event you click on a folder, it’s also possible to create a different directory or file in it.
The right–click choices are available as well when you select different files or folders at the same time.
Maintain archives with a mouse–click
The File Manager is designed with an internal archive/unarchive solution to help you to add big archives and extract them into your account within seconds. The moment compressing a file or directory, it is possible to select the title of the archive that’ll be created as well as its extension – .ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ. Furthermore, it will be straightforward to archive already present files or folders with simply a click of the mouse.
The archive/unarchive solution provided by the File Manager permits you to handle big files directly from your Site Control Panel. No need to apply any third–party software just like an FTP client so as to upload a substantial file to your web hosting account or to download any archive in your desktop.
Online file editors
The best approach to alter your files
The File Manager enables you to edit your files entirely on the web hosting server without having to download, modify after which re–upload them. You’re able to change your files straight away online, applying Host Gate’s internal editors. Host Gate offers a code editor having syntax emphasizing for your .JS or .PHP files, a WYSIWYG editor for HTML files, and a standard text editor for the more competent customers.
You can access every single file editor through the right–click context menus. All changes made to the files will appear quickly online – you’re able to directly preview them inside the web browser.
A logical folder structure
All your files structured in a straightforward manner
All the files within your web hosting account are separated into folders. Each and every web host features its own primary folder, that follows the file structure that you have created. This way, it is really easy to control all of your current hosts from one location without probability of getting lost or perplexed.
By standard, you will notice all the hosts conveniently placed in a table and when you click once over a specific host, you will see all of the sub–folders and files related to it. By clicking two times, you are going to visit a page that is devoted to that host only. Another way to load the folder related to a particular host and then to work with it exclusively, is using the drop–down menu towards the top of the primary File Manager file table.
A user–friendly interface
Manage your files with a click
The Host Gate File Manager is designed in such a manner to make you feel similarly to employing the file explorer on your computer system. It is provided with an option to drag your files and to drop them in a desired area and reveals all the accessible modification alternatives after clicking the right mouse button. Also, the tool comes with a built–in file preview option and other file editors so that you can change your files in real time directly from your Site Control Panel.
Also, we’ve bundled a number of file management posts and how–to training videos to guide you fairly quickly learn how to work with the tool.
Work with multiple files
Adjust many files all at once
It is simple to make use of a huge amount of files at the same time employing the multi–selection capability of the Host Gate File Manager. All you should do is simply press the Control key and then click on the files or folders that you want to choose. Should you want to choose a number of files/folders in a row immediately, pick the first file/folder, hold down the Shift key and then pick the last file or folder in the group.
For people with selected the desired files/folders, you can drag them to a specific place, or implement a variety of activities to them using the right–click contextual menu or the buttons at the top of the file table.
Quick & simple password protection options
The easiest method to take care of your information
To password–protect a directory within your site, you will have to create an .htaccess file by yourself. Having said that, this can be time–absorbing and sophisticated if you aren’t well–trained in website hosting. With our File Manager, you can make a password–secured folder and hide its items from the standard users with only several mouse–clicks.
Everything you should undertake is right–click a directory, go for Password Protection and click the Add selection. And then just define a login name and also a pass word. No more setup is necessary and there is no reason to manage an .htaccess file. Our platform will manage every little thing on your behalf.