Applied as FTP client alternatives, web file management tools have always been sluggish and poor in capabilities. Nonetheless, when using the File Manager integrated in the XtreemHost Online Control Panel, you will not only have a quick, intuitive and user–friendly file managing software, but also a tool that will make a third party FTP application unnecessary. Check out a few of the features that we have included in our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The easiest method to upload data files
Uploading files with an FTP client is an obsolete and quite an unsafe way of transferring data files from your desktop machine or laptop to a server. For this reason, we have included drag & drop file upload support in the File Manager. Simply drag the files that you need to publish from your PC into your browser and they’ll start to upload in your hosting profile through a risk–free SSL communication.
You do not have to set up any additional software, web browser add–ons or apps. The drag–and–drop functionality performs equally well on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Right–click context menus
Manage your files with just a click
Most File Managers list all of the activities that you can carry out within a file or folder at the top of the page. We believe that the latter isn’t user–friendly enough. With the File Manager, you can access all of the file control choices whenever you right–click a file or directory. This approach is also applicable for a lot of files/folders.
You can actually rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any file or folder you choose with simply a click of the mouse.
Archive or extract archive files in seconds
Distinct from nearly all file management interfaces as well as FTP clients, the XtreemHost Online Control Panel features an option to archive/unarchive files considerably faster. It is easy to use. To get a folder shrunk to a small size, simply select it and then click the Compress button. To unwrap the belongings of an archived directory within your account, select it and then click the Extract button. The File Manager supports many file extensions, for example .ZIP, .RAR and .TAR.GZ.
Integrated file editors
No third party programs are necessary
We have incorporated a couple of file editors inside the Online Control Panel to guide you to make easy and quick modifications to your files without having to make use of third party software. Within the File Manager you’ll find a WYSIWYG editor that will assist you keep an eye on all the current changes which you generate live, a code editor that has syntax highlighting for one’s .PHP or .JS files, and also a plain text editor for more expert users. Any changes you make and save will be reflected at once online.
You can access the file editors when using the buttons near the top of the file table and also by right–clicking a selected file/folder.
A logical folder structure
All your files arranged with a user–friendly approach
The File Manager displays all of the files and directories using an easy–to–understand alphabetical arrangement. All the files associated with the many hosts are sorted within distinct folders which are named following their particular domains, meaning you can efficiently recognize them. This is really useful when you are managing a large number of websites at the same time. There’s no opportunity to stray or to feel bewildered among the multitude of data files and folders in your cloud hosting account.
To access the files within a specified host, just pick it in the drop–down navigation at the top of the file table. Additionally, it’s possible to double–click on its directory and you’ll be automatically transported to a table listing its files exclusively.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager developed for people
Most web File Managers are slow–moving and challenging to employ. They provide modest possibilities and typically are not really simple to use. We aim to transform that with the XtreemHost File Manager. It was made to be user–friendly and to resemble a product you already know – the File Manager on your personal computer.
All its capabilities, the drag & drop file upload solutions, the right–click contextual menus, the built in file editors, etcetera exist for a single purpose – to help make managing your site(s) a lot easier.
Work with multiple files
Change an array of files at the same time
You can work with a plethora of files all at once employing the multi–selection capacity of the XtreemHost File Manager. All you should do is just press the Control key and click on the files or folders which you want to select. If you wish to pick a range of files/folders in a row at once, click on the first file/folder, hold down the Shift key and then pick the very last file or folder inside the selection.
For people with selected the wanted files/folders, you may either drag them to a different location, or use various actions to them using the right–click contextual menu or the buttons at the top of the file table.
Quick & simple password protection options
The simplest way to guard your details
There is one widespread way to safeguard a directory using a security password – by making an .htaccess file. In case, however, you are not technologically competent enough, you’ll have trouble doing the work all by yourself. To generate things simple, we’ve designed an easy–to–navigate password protection user interface to the File Manager accessible in the Online Control Panel.
To use this option, simply right–click on a directory and select Password Protection. Then set the username plus the password that you want to make use of and click on the button. That’s it. Now the particular directory is going to be undetectable by the regular website visitors and will be accessible just to approved visitors.