Applied as FTP client substitutes, online file management tools have always been slow and poorly featured. Still, when using the File Manager featured in the ONLINE.UK Website Control Panel, you won’t only have a blazingly fast, responsive and easy–to–use file administration interface, but also an application that will make an external FTP software unneeded. Have a look at some of the characteristics that we have built–into our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The most straightforward way to add files
Submitting files with an FTP tool is an obsolete and really insecure way of transferring data files from your personal computer to a web server. For this reason, we have integrated drag–and–drop data file publish support in the File Manager. Just drag the data files that you want to upload from your PC into your web browser and they will start to publish in your web hosting profile through a safe SSL communication.
You do not have to set up any extra software, browser extensions or apps. The drag–and–drop functionality operates equally well on Windows, Mac or Linux.
Right–click context menus
Find all of the readily available file managing options with a click of the mouse
Due to the right–click menus we’ve put into the File Manager, you will be able to alter all of your files incredibly easy. Simply click on a file or folder and with the pop–up panel, pick the actions that you’d like. You’ll be able to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete any selected file. If you click a folder, you will also view the option to establish a completely new sub–folder or file inside it.
If you choose different files or directories, it’s possible to apply the exact same measures for all of them simultaneously.
Control archives with a click
The File Manager is equipped with an in–built archive/unarchive option to assist you add enormous archives and then extract them in your cloud hosting account blazingly fast. Once compressing a file or folder, you’ll be able to decide on the name of the archive which is to be created plus its extension – .ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ. Furthermore, it will be straightforward to archive already present files or folders with merely a click of the mouse.
The archive/unarchive option available at the File Manager will allow you to make use of massive files directly from your Website Control Panel. No need to use any third party software like an FTP client as a way to upload a large file to your website hosting account or download any archive on your desktop.
Online file editors
Edit files straight from your Website Control Panel
With the File Manager it is easy to revise your files directly on the Internet using many of the integrated tools. The text editor reveals the files with a plain text formatting, the code editor has syntax accentuating for your .PHP or .JS files, and the WYSIWYG editor helps to preview your modifications while they show up live. Furthermore, all changes you generate and save are going to be demonstrated right away on the world wide web, so you can review them in your Internet browser and return to create more modifications, in case you are not happy with the result.
You do not have to download any files, to modify them on your desktop computer and then to re–upload them back in your web hosting account. Each of the editors are available using the buttons near the top of the file table or from your right–click context menus.
A logical folder structure
Your files sorted in an intuitive way
All of the files inside your hosting account are organized into directories. Each and every web host features its own main directory, which employs the file structure which you have pre–set. Using this method, it is really not difficult to deal with all of your hosts from a single location without any chance of getting lost or puzzled.
By default, you will notice all the hosts placed in a table and if you click once on a specific host, you’ll see all of the sub–folders and files related to it. By clicking two times, you are going to visit a web page which is devoted to that host only. One other way to load the folder related to a particular host and then to work with it exclusively, is using the drop–down menu near the top of the main File Manager file table.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager meant for people
The vast majority of online File Managers are slow and pretty difficult to work with. They give you reduced possibilities and generally aren’t really user–friendly. We hope to change that with the ONLINE.UK File Manager. It was developed to be intuitive and also to appear to be something you you’re already familiar with – the File Manager on your desktop.
All of its attributes, the drag–and–drop file upload options, the right–click context menus, the internal file editors, etc. exist for one purpose – to help make controlling your site(s) more simple.
Work with multiple files
Change various files at the same time
You can work with a huge amount of files at the same time while using the multi–selection capacity of the ONLINE.UK File Manager. Everything you should do is press the Control key and then click on the files or folders that you’d like to choose. If you need to select a range of files/folders in a row immediately, click the first file/folder, click the Shift key and afterwards pick the very last file or folder in the selection.
If you have chosen the desired files/folders, you may either drag them to a distinct place, or employ different actions to them when using the right–click context menu as well as the buttons at the top of the file table.
Quick & simple password protection options
The ultimate way to secure your data
There’s a single widespread way to protect a directory with a password – by generating an .htaccess file. In case, however, you aren’t technologically experienced enough, you will have difficulties doing the work by yourself. To make things easy for you, we’ve designed an intuitive password protection user interface to the File Manager readily available in the Website Control Panel.
To make use of this option, just right–click on a folder and pick Password Protection. Following that submit the username and the pass word that you would like to use and then press the button. That’s it. Now the picked directory is going to be hidden from the regular website visitors and will also be available only to previously approved visitors.