Applied as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client alternatives, web–based file management tools have always been sluggish and poor in features. Yet, when using the File Manager built in the Forte Cheap Host Web Control Panel, you won’t only employ a fast, intuitive and easy–to–use file management software, but also an application that will make a third–party FTP program unneeded. Take a look at several of the characteristics that we have included in our File Manager.
Drag–and–drop file uploads
Publish files with ease
Transferring data files between your desktop computer and any of your web pages is now simple and fast, thanks to the drag–and–drop option provided by the File Manager. You can drag data files from your notebook or computer and drop them in your Web Control Panel through a secure SSL communication. That’s it. It usually takes a few seconds to upload a file and a little bit longer for any bigger data files and directories.
You do not have to deploy any third party application or browser plugins. The drag & drop function contained in the File Manager performs equally well on all popular OS’s.
Right–click context menus
Virtually all file managing possibilities readily available
We have tried to make the File Manager as intuitive as possible, so you’ll be able to generate modifications to your files. Besides the regular command bar at the top of the page, we have now in addition introduced right–click contextual menus with all the current basic file administration options. Click on a file or folder and select the activity you want through the list that will pop up.
You’re able to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any file or directory you choose with simply a click of the mouse. In the event you click on a directory, you can also create a completely new folder or file in it.
The right–click option is available as well if you pick many different files or folders at the same time.
Manage archives with simply a click of the mouse
The File Manager features an in–built archive/unarchive solution that may help you add substantial archives and extract them in to your website hosting account within seconds. The moment compressing a file or directory, you will be able to decide on the title of the archive which is to be created and its particular extension – .ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ. Furthermore, it will be easy to compress already present files or folders with simply a click of the mouse.
The archive/unarchive solution available from the File Manager means that you can use large files right from your Web Control Panel. No need to work with any third–party software for instance an FTP client in order to upload a large file in your hosting account or to download any archive to your desktop.
Integrated file editors
Zero third–party programs are required
We’ve incorporated a set of file editors in the Web Control Panel to help you create quick and simple adjustments for your files without needing to implement any third party apps. Within the File Manager there is also a WYSIWYG editor that can help you check all the changes which you make instantly, a code editor that includes syntax emphasizing for your .JS or .PHP files, together with a plain text editor for more expert users. Any changes which you create and save will be shown at once online.
You have access to the file editors making use of the buttons near the top of the file table as well as by right–clicking a particular file/folder.
A logical folder structure
All of your files structured in user–friendly manner
Each of the files within your website hosting account are neatly sorted into directories. Every web host does have its main directory, which employs the file structure that you’ve defined. In this way, it is simple to take care of all your hosts in one place without chance of becoming lost or baffled.
By standard, you will notice all of the hosts conveniently contained in a table and if you click once over a specific host, you will see each of the sub–folders and files related to it. By clicking two times, you will go to a page that’s centered on that host exclusively. A further way to open the folder related to a given host and then to work with it exclusively, is to try using the drop–down menu at the top of the main File Manager file table.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager designed for real people
Working with your files is user–friendly and very easy when using the Forte Cheap Host Web Control Panel. You will get a file management setting that is very close to your personal computer’s file explorer. You’re able to drag & drop files and manage them with a right mouse–click. Thanks to the integrated preview option, you will observe photos the same as they will appear on the Internet, and through the built in file editors you can easily make improvements for your files quickly.
Any time you need support controlling your files, it is possible to refer to the large collection of posts and how–to instructional videos, that you can find with just a click of the mouse.
Work with multiple files
Change a wide range of files simultaneously
The File Manager will save you a plenty of time when you use numerous files. You can actually choose many different files at a time and apply a desired action for them just like you do in your desktop machine or laptop. To choose random files at the same time, simply hold down the Control key, and to select a couple of adjacent files, use the Shift key. It is that straightforward.
Once you’ve chosen the files, you can at once transfer them to another spot using the drag & drop option. By making use of the right–click contextual menu along with the buttons on top of the file table, you can actually apply multiple other activities – you can easily copy, rename, delete, download and revise your files, change file permissions, etcetera.
Quick & simple password protection options
The easiest method to shield your data
There is one common path to shield a directory using a password – by making an .htaccess file. If, however, you aren’t technically experienced sufficiently, you will have trouble executing it without any help. To generate things easy, we’ve integrated a simple to use password protection interface to the File Manager available inside the Web Control Panel.
To use the option, simply right–click on a directory and choose Password Protection. Then fill in the login name and the pass word that you’d like to make use of and press the button. That’s it. Now the picked folder is concealed by the standard users and will be available to approved users.