Used as FTP software substitutes, web–based file management tools have always been sluggish and poor in features. Yet, with the File Manager included in the Irwin Associates Web Hosting Control Panel, you won’t only employ a blazingly fast, responsive and time and effort saving file managing software, but also a software tool that will make a 3rd party FTP application unnecessary. Have a look at some of the features that we have included in our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The least difficult method to upload data files
Adding files with an FTP client is an out–of–date and really unsafe way of transporting data files from your PC to a web server. That’s why, we have included drag’n’drop data file upload support in the File Manager. Just drag the data files that you need to add from your PC into your web browser and they will begin to publish in your hosting profile through a safe SSL connection.
You do not have to install any additional software pack, web browser extensions or apps. The drag–and–drop feature performs just as well on Windows, Linux and Mac.
Right–click context menus
Virtually all file managing choices in front of you
We’ve always given our best to make the File Manager as user–friendly as possible, so you’ll be able to come up with alterations for your files. Apart from the common command bar towards the top of the page, we have also included right–click context menus with all the simple file control options. Click on a file or folder and select the actions you’d like to have within the list that will pop–up.
You can actually rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any file or directory you choose with a click of the mouse. When you click a folder, also you can create a brand new directory or file in it.
The right–click choice is available as well any time you choose numerous files or folders at once.
Manage archives with just a mouse–click
The File Manager comes with an integrated archive/unarchive solution to assist you add huge archives and then extract them in to your hosting account blazingly fast. When compressing a file or directory, it’s possible to select the title for the archive that will be created and its extension – .ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ. At the same time, it is possible to compress already present folders or files with simply a mouse–click.
The archive/unarchive option available from the File Manager will allow you to handle substantial files straight from your Control Panel. No need to work with any third–party software just like an FTP client as a way to upload a big file onto your cloud hosting account or to download any archive to your desktop.
Integrated file editors
Absolutely no third party software is necessary
We’ve incorporated a pair of file editors inside the Control Panel to assist you to create easy and quick alterations in your files without needing to use third–party software packages. Within the File Manager you can find a WYSIWYG editor that will help you keep an eye on any changes which you create live, a code editor that features syntax highlighting for your .JS or .PHP files, along with a plain text editor for more experienced users. Any changes which you generate and keep can be shown at once online.
You can access the file editors when using the buttons near the top of the file table or by right–clicking a certain file/folder.
A logical folder structure
Your files arranged with a straightforward approach
The File Manager displays all of the files and directories using a clear and understandable alphabetical order. Each of the files pertaining to the many hosts are arranged within separate folders that are named after their particular domain names, which enables you to quickly identify them. This is definitely useful when you are maintaining a lot of websites at the same time. There is no opportunity to stray or to feel really bewildered among the plethora of files and directories within your website hosting account.
To reach the files within a host, simply select it within the drop–down menu near the top of the file table. Alternatively, it’s possible to double–click on its folder and you’ll be automatically sent to a table listing its files only.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager intended for real people
Dealing with your files is intuitive and very easy when using the Irwin Associates Web Hosting Control Panel. You’ll experience a file management atmosphere that’s very close to your desktop PC’s file explorer. You can drag & drop files and handle them with a right click of the mouse. With the internal review option, you will observe pics exactly like they will appear online, and throughout the provided file editors you can make improvements for your files live.
If you want help maintaining your files, it is possible to consult the enormous array of posts and how–to educational videos, which you can find using a click of the mouse.
Work with multiple files
Adjust numerous files simultaneously
The File Manager can help you save a lot of time when you use many different files. It is easy to select many different files at a time and use a preferred action for them exactly like you do on your computer. To select arbitrary files at once, just hold down the Control key, and to select a collection of adjoining files, press the Shift key. It’s that easy.
When you have selected the files, you can instantly transfer them to a different spot making use of the drag–and–drop option. With the help of the right–click contextual menu and also the buttons on top of the file table, you are able to use multiple other activities – you’ll be able to copy, rename, delete, download and revise your files, transform file permissions, etc.
1–click password protection options
The easiest way to protect your data
Password protection is the best way to limit the accessibility to a selected component of your web site that you do not wish to be seen to every one. For example, this might be a safe and secure members’ area or, perhaps an area with copyrighted information that you like only specific people to view.
With the File Manager you’ll be able to password–secure your website or perhaps a selected folder inside with a mouse–click. Just right–click a directory, choose Password Protection and define your user name and password. You do not have to manage .htaccess files as well as to generate any extra configurations. In the future, merely the visitors which have your username and security password will be able to gain access to your web site.