Used as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software alternatives, online file managers have always been slow and poorly featured. Nevertheless, using the File Manager included in the Dashdot Hosting Site Control Panel, you won’t just have a speedy, responsive and easy–to–work–with file managing software, but also a software instrument that will make a third–party FTP program unneeded. Take a look at a few of the capabilities that we have built–into our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The most effective method to add data files
Uploading data files with an FTP tool is an outdated and quite an insecure way for shifting files from your desktop computer or laptop to a server. For this reason, we have included drag & drop data file upload support in the File Manager. Just drag the data files that you want to add from your PC into your Internet browser and they’ll begin to upload in your website hosting profile over a risk–free SSL communication.
You don’t have to mount any extra software pack, web browser add–ons or web apps. The drag & drop functionality works equally well on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Right–click context menus
Manage all of your with merely a click
A large number of File Managers include all the activities that you can carry out over a file or directory at the top of the webpage. We think that the latter is not intuitive enough. Thanks to the File Manager, you can get all of the file administration choices at the time you right–click a file or directory. This approach is likewise applicable for a group of files/folders.
It is easy to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete every file or folder you select using a mouse–click.
Work with large files easily
Due to the built in archive/unarchive solution, the File Manager allows you to make use of substantial files with no need to use FTP. It is easy to reduce the size of a folder to a compact size by simply clicking on the Compress button or get the items in an archived directory through the Extract button. Whenever compressing a folder as well as a range of files, it is also possible to select the archive extension (.ZIP, .RAR or .TAR.GZ) in addition to the title of the archive file.
Integrated file editors
Absolutely no third–party programs are needed
We have bundled a set of file editors inside the Site Control Panel so you’re able to come up with quick and simple alterations for your files without the need to implement third–party software packages. In the File Manager you will find a WYSIWYG editor that can help you check all the recent changes that you make instantly, a code editor that features syntax displaying for one’s .PHP or .JS files, as well as a plain text editor for more experienced customers. All the changes you generate and keep are going to be reflected automatically on the web.
You can access the file editors when using the buttons near the top of the file table and / or by right–clicking a specific file/folder.
A logical folder structure
Your files organized in a simple approach
The File Manager shows all files and folders in a clear and understandable alphabetical order. All the files related to the various hosts are structured within individual directories which are titled after their individual domain names, so that you can effectively acknowledge them. This really is useful when you are maintaining a large number of web sites simultaneously. There is no probability to get lost or to feel really baffled among the multitude of files and folders inside your account.
To gain access to the files under a given host, just choose it within the drop–down navigation at the top of the file table. Additionally, it is possible to double–click on its folder and you are quickly brought to a table listing its files exclusively.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager suitable for the general public
The vast majority of online File Managers are sluggish and difficult to apply. They have reduced possibilities and aren’t really easy–to–work–with. We hope to change that with the Dashdot Hosting File Manager. It is designed to be intuitive and to look like an item you you’re already familiar with – the File Manager on your personal computer system.
All its functions, the drag & drop file upload options, the right–click contextual menus, the internal file editors, etcetera are available for just one purpose – to help make handling your web site(s) more convenient.
Work with multiple files
Adjust many different files at the same time
When using the Dashdot Hosting File Manager, you can choose an array of files or directories exactly like you do on your own computer. Simply hold down the Control (Command for Mac) key and click on the wanted files/folders. In case you’d like, to pick a large amount of files/folders at the same time, click one file/folder, hold down the Shift key and then click any file or folder.
Having once picked all the files that you’ll require, it’s possible to drag them to a distinct location, or make use of the right–click context menu to find out a summary of the available actions.
Quick & simple password protection options
The simplest way to take care of your data
There is one standard path to guard a folder with a security password – by generating an .htaccess file. In case, however, you aren’t technologically competent enough, you will have difficulty performing it all on your own. To make things easy for you, we’ve added an easy–to–navigate password protection interface to the File Manager obtainable within the Site Control Panel.
To make use of this option, simply right–click on a directory and select Password Protection. After that fill out the login name plus the password that you’d like to work with and then click on the button. That’s it. Now the chosen folder is concealed from the public eye and will be available only to approved account owners.