What exactly is a File Manager? How much does it differ from its desktop alternative?
All hosting accounts are handled using a CP and no matter the brand of the latter, you can always find a File Manager tool, which allows you to look at the files that you have uploaded inside the website hosting account and to carry out basic operations with them, including moving, copying or deleting. Depending on the specific tool, there can be more complex features as well, like management of permissions and archives. Certain Control Panels are simpler to use than others and so are their File Manager sections. Considering that that's the main tool that you will employ to control your files, it's important to check in advance what options it provides and if it shall work for you, because a hard-to-use File Manager may be a burden and will make managing your presence online more complicated.
File Manager in Web Hosting
The feature-rich File Manager included with our web hosting plans will make handling your information as basic as handling files on your personal computer or notebook. You'll be able to drag-and-drop folders and files not only in the account, but also straight from your laptop or computer, so you shall no longer need an FTP client to upload content. What is more, the folder structure will be preserved, so files from separate folders will not get mixed. You may also use right-click context menus and access various features. You'll be able to create and extract archives, to set up password-protected areas and a lot more. If you'd like to modify files, you could do that using a number of editors - a plain text editor, a code editor and a WYSIWYG editor, so you could choose the one that you need and feel most at ease working with.