Applied as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software alternatives, web file management tools have always been slow and poor in features. Nevertheless, using the File Manager built in the Black Star Cloud Website Control Panel, you won’t just employ a quick, responsive and easy–to–use file administration interface, but also an app that will make a third party FTP software unnecessary. Take a look at several of the characteristics that we have included in our File Manager.
Drag ’n’ drop file uploads
The most simple way to upload data files
Submitting files with an FTP client is an outdated and really unsafe method for transferring files from your notebook or computer to a web hosting server. For this reason, we have integrated drag & drop file publish support in the File Manager. Simply drag the data files that you need to add from your computer into your Internet browser and they will start to publish in your hosting account over a safe SSL connection.
You don’t need to install any additional software pack, web browser plug–ins or applications. The drag & drop feature works equally well on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Right–click context menus
Discover all the available file managing possibilities with only a click of the mouse
On account of the right–click menus that we have put into the File Manager, it’s possible to modify your files incredibly easy. Just click on a file or folder and through the panel that will show up, opt for the actions that you would like. It is possible to rename, copy, move, download, edit, preview, archive, unarchive and delete virtually any picked file. Should you click on a folder, additionally, you will see the option to generate a different sub–folder or file within it.
If you choose different files or directories, it is easy to use the same procedures to all of them simultaneously.
Archive or extract archive files in seconds
Unlike nearly all file management interfaces as well as FTP clients, the Black Star Cloud Website Control Panel boasts a solution to archive/unarchive files quicker. It is user–friendly. To get a folder reduced into a lightweight size, all you need to do is select it and then click the Compress button. To unwrap the contents of an archived folder within your hosting account, pick it and click on the Extract button. The File Manager works with a variety of file extensions, for example .ZIP, .RAR and .TAR.GZ.
Integrated file editors
Zero third party programs are required
We’ve integrated a set of file editors inside the Website Control Panel so that you can produce quick and simple transformations in your files without having to use third party software. Within the File Manager you’ll find a WYSIWYG editor that will help monitor all the changes you come up with right away, a code editor that boasts syntax displaying for your .JS or .PHP files, in addition to a plain text editor for more expert customers. Any changes that you come up with and keep can be demonstrated at once on the web.
You have access to the file editors using the buttons at the top of the file table and / or by right–clicking any file/folder.
A logical folder structure
All your files structured with an intuitive way
All the files within your cloud hosting account are organized into directories. Each and every host features its own primary directory, that follows the file structure you have pre–set. This way, it is really very easy to manage all your hosts from one place without any probability of becoming lost or perplexed.
By standard, you will see all of the hosts conveniently indexed in a table and when you mouse–click once over a specific host, you will observe the whole set of sub–folders and files pertaining to it. By clicking on twice, you are going to visit a webpage that is devoted to that host exclusively. A further way to open the folder associated with a given host and then to work with it solely, is to use the drop–down menu at the top of the main File Manager file table.
A user–friendly interface
A File Manager made for the people
Most web File Managers are slow and quite difficult to make use of. They have reduced functions and aren’t really uncomplicated. We seek to change that by means of the Black Star Cloud File Manager. It was made to be time and effort saving and to appear like a product you know – the File Manager on your personal computer.
All of its attributes, the drag’n’drop file upload options, the right–click contextual menus, the in–built file editors, etc. are available for 1 reason – to create handling your website(s) simpler.
Work with multiple files
Modify a wide range of files all at once
Black Star Cloud’s File Manager can help you save a plenty of time whenever using different files. You’re able to choose many different files simultaneously and apply a desired action for them like you do with your personal computer. To select random files simultaneously, simply keep pressed the Control key, and to pick a pair of nearby files, use the Shift key. It is that straightforward.
After you have selected the files, you’ll be able to instantly move them to an additional spot making use of the drag & drop option. By making use of the right–click contextual menu and also the buttons on top of the file table, you can actually apply a myriad of other actions – you can easily copy, rename, delete, download and edit your files, transform file permissions, etcetera.
Quick & simple password protection options
The easiest way to take care of your details
To password–secure a directory in your website, you will need to set up an .htaccess file by hand. However, this is time–demanding and complex if you’re not well–experienced in computing. Thanks to the File Manager, you can make a password–protected directory and conceal all of its items from the general public with merely a number of mouse–clicks.
What you need to execute is right–click a folder, pick Password Protection and afterwards pick the Add selection. Then just state a username together with a security password. No additional configuration is necessary and there’s no need to handle an .htaccess file. Our system will handle everything on your behalf.