Applied as FTP client alternatives, web–based file management tools have always been sluggish and poor in features. Nonetheless, when using the File Manager integrated in the SM CIE Hosting Control Panel, you will not only have a rapid, intuitive and easy–to–work–with file supervision interface, but also a tool that will make an external FTP software unneeded. Have a look at several of the options that we have built into our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The simplest way to publish data files
Posting data files with an FTP client is an out–of–date and quite an unsafe way of transporting files from your desktop machine or notebook to a server. That’s why, we have included drag’n’drop data file publish support in the File Manager. Simply pull the data files that you want to upload from your computer into your Internet browser and they will start to publish in your web hosting account through a protected SSL connection.
There is no need to set up any additional software, browser extensions or web apps. The drag–and–drop feature performs just as well on Windows, Mac or Linux.
Right–click context menus
All of the file control possibilities in front of you
We’ve aimed to make the File Manager as user–friendly as feasible, so you can come up with changes to your files. Apart from the normal command bar towards the top of the page, we have now also introduced right–click contextual menus with all the current general file management options. Click on a file or folder and select the action which you want within the list that will pop–up.
It is possible to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any file or folder you decide using a mouse–click. When you click a directory, also you can establish a new directory or file within it.
The right–click choices are available as well if you choose numerous files or folders at the same time.
Archive or extract archive files within seconds
Compared with the majority of file management user interfaces and FTP (File Transfer Protocol) clients, the SM CIE Hosting Control Panel boasts an option to archive/unarchive files considerably quicker. It is really user–friendly. To get a directory shrunk into a lightweight size, simply choose it and click on the Compress button. To open the belongings of an archived folder within your web hosting account, select it and click on the Extract button. The File Manager supports numerous file extensions, which include .ZIP, .RAR and .TAR.GZ.
Online file editors
The quickest way for you to modify your files
The File Manager will allow you to revise your files on the hosting server with no need to download, transform and afterwards re–upload them. You can change your files straight away on the net, employing our internal editors. You will find a code editor with syntax highlighting for your .JS or .PHP files, a WYSIWYG editor for HTML files, and then a standard text editor for more expert users.
You can access every single file editor using the right–click context menus. All of the alterations produced to the files appear at once online – it is possible to directly preview them within your web browser.
A logical folder structure
All of your files arranged in a simple to use manner
When you’re working with a lot of websites at the same time, it is crucial for you to have every little thing arranged. With some other File Managers, modifying a lot of web sites inside the exact same web hosting account can be very challenging. Using the File Manager, you will find that it is actually quite easy. Each web site features its own directory, that you can straight away identify, including all of the files pertaining to the specific site are situated there.
And to make things even easier, you will find there’s a drop–down menu from where you can quickly pick on exactly which web host you intend to work inside the File Manager. Our smart system will lead you there within seconds.
A user–friendly interface
Manage your files with simply a click of the mouse
The SM CIE Hosting File Manager is developed in such a manner to help you feel like using the services of the file explorer on your PC. It functions a way to drag your files and then to drop them inside a preferred location and reveals all of the readily available modification alternatives on clicking the right computer mouse button. At the same time, the tool provides an integrated file preview solution and various file editors that will assist you change your files in real time directly from your Control Panel.
Additionally, we’ve included a number of file management posts and how–to training videos to enable you quickly learn how to make use of the tool.
Work with multiple files
Modify a number of files simultaneously
You’ll be able to handle a great number of files simultaneously while using the multi–selection ability of the SM CIE Hosting File Manager. All you need to do is press the Control key and then click on the files or directories that you want to select. If you would like pick a pair of files/folders in a row at once, click the first file/folder, hold down the Shift key and afterwards choose the last file or folder in the collection.
When you have selected the wanted files/folders, you may either drag them to an alternative location, or apply various activities to them making use of right–click context menu or maybe the buttons near the top of the file table.
1–click password protection options
The simplest way to protect your details
Password protection is the perfect way to control the access to a particular section of your web site that you don’t want to be observable to everyone. For example, this could be a secure members’ spot or, perhaps a location with copyrighted data that you want exclusively specific individuals to reach.
Through the File Manager it is easy to password–protect your site or perhaps a specific directory within it with merely a mouse–click. Just right–click a directory, choose Password Protection and add the username and then pass word. It is not necessary to manage .htaccess files or to create any additional adjustments. From now on, merely the visitors that have your login name and pass word will gain access to your website.