Used as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client alternatives, web–based file managers have always been sluggish and poor in capabilities. Still, when using the File Manager featured in the canadianwebhosting Web Control Panel, you will not only have a rapid, responsive and easy–to–work–with file administration software, but also an application that will make a 3rd party FTP software unneeded. Take a look at some of the features that we have built into our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file upload options
Transmit files to your websites without any difficulty
The File Manager in your Web Control Panel offers a swift, drag’n’drop functionality that will allow you to transfer data files between your personal computer and your website hosting profile without the need to work with an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client. You can drag files from your computer and drop them in your Web Control Panel with a click of the mouse using a risk–free SSL connection.
The drag & drop feature is built–into the Web Control Panel, so you don’t have to install any third party computer software to take full advantage of it. It will also work on all leading Os’s, so all you should do to apply it is log into your File Manager.
Right–click context menus
Control all of your with only a mouse–click
The vast majority of File Managers include all the activities you can perform on a file or folder on the top of the webpage. We feel that the latter is just not user–friendly enough. Using the File Manager, you can access all file administration options at the time you right–click a file or folder. This option is also valid for multiple files/folders.
You can rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete every file or directory you choose with merely a click of the mouse.
Archive or extract archive files within seconds
Unlike nearly all file management user interfaces and FTP clients, the canadianwebhosting Web Control Panel provides a way to archive/unarchive files much more quickly. It is easy–to–navigate. To get a folder reduced into a lightweight size, simply pick it and then click the Compress button. To unwrap the items in an archived directory inside your web hosting account, select it and then click the Extract button. The File Manager supports a number of file extensions, which include .ZIP, .RAR and .TAR.GZ.
Online file editors
Manage files from your Web Control Panel
With the File Manager it is easy to manage your files directly on the Internet applying the built in software instruments. The text editor shows the files with a plain text format, the code editor features syntax highlighting for your personal .PHP or .JS files, and the WYSIWYG editor helps to see your modifications as they appear live. Also, all changes which you come up with and save can be reflected immediately on the world wide web, so you can preview them inside your web browser and get back to create more changes, if you are not happy with the result.
You do not have to download your files, to modify them in your personal computer and to re–upload them back in your web hosting account. All of the editors are found via the buttons at the top of the file table or from your right–click context menus.
A logical folder structure
All of your files organized with a user–friendly approach
When you are handling a large number of web sites concurrently, it is important to have every little thing sorted. With other File Managers, updating a great number of websites within the exact same web hosting account can be very tricky. With the File Manager, you will see that it’s actually rather easy. Every site does have its own folder, which you’ll quickly recognize, and all the files pertaining to the specific web site are found there.
And also to make everything even easier, we have a drop–down menu from where you can quickly pick on exactly which web host you would like to work in the File Manager. Our smart system will take you there within seconds.
A user–friendly interface
Take care of your data with just a click
The canadianwebhosting File Manager has been designed in such a manner to help you feel similarly to using the file explorer on your desktop. It has an option to drag your files and to drop them with a desired location and indicates all of the accessible edit alternatives after clicking the right mouse button. Additionally, the tool has an integrated file preview option and various file editors so that you can modify your files instantly from your Web Control Panel.
In addition, we have included a set of file management posts and how–to video clips to enable you rather quickly find out how to work with the tool.
Work with multiple files
Modify a wide range of files all at once
You can easily handle many files simultaneously using the multi–selection capability of the canadianwebhosting File Manager. Everything you should do is just hold down the Control key and click on the files or directories that you would like to select. If you would like pick a pair of files/folders in a row simultaneously, click the first file/folder, press the Shift key and then pick the last file or folder in the selection.
When you have selected the required files/folders, you may either drag them to a different place, or use diverse actions to them making use of right–click contextual menu as well as the buttons near the top of the file table.
Quick & simple password protection options
The simplest way to take care of your details
There’s a single common approach to protect a directory using a pass word – by making an .htaccess file. If, however, you are not technically skilled sufficiently, you will have issues doing it all on your own. To generate things simple for you, we have included an easy–to–use password protection user interface to the File Manager available in the Web Control Panel.
To use this option, simply right–click on a folder and choose Password Protection. After that add the username and the security password that you would like to implement and press the button. That’s it. Now the chosen directory will be concealed from the standard users and will also be accessible only to previously approved account owners.