eXtend: New file manager launched | Heart Internet Blog – Focusing on all aspects of the web

We are always looking for feedback from our customers about how we can improve our web hosting. Based on this feedback, we have just put live a brand new file manager in eXtend. The first thing you will notice is how much more attractive it looks compared to the previous version. On top of this, you’ll also be able to navigate around the features more quickly and intuitively.

This new file manager is now available for our Starter Pro, Home Pro and Business Pro web hosting customers. If you are a reseller hosting customer, the new file manager is now part of your customer’s eXtend control panel. Click here to log-in to your Heart Internet customer control panel.

A quick summary of the improvements:

– Drag and drop interface.

– Queue multiple uploads.

– Visible permissions, along with warning indicator when the user has set permissions that we do not allow.

– Ability to work with multiple files at the same time (e.g. move 10 files at once with shift+select).

– All functionality available via right-click and via menu at the top – to allow for better working in mobile browsers.

– Better navigation.

– Better handling of archives.

The new eXtend file manager (as seen through a reseller’s eXtend control panel):

From here you can see your file names, the file’s size, the file type (HTML, PHP etc.), the date it was last modified and the permissions. You can also drag and drop files in to folders, speeding up your file management.

The new GUI at the top gives you access to all your file management options including uploading files, creating new folders, copying and moving files, renaming files and changing a file’s chmod command.

Right clicking on a file brings up a short cut menu…

And the option to edit the file in a ‘Rich editor’

Please note: The previous file manager has not been completely removed, and visitors using old browsers will continue to see the old version of the file manager.


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  • Abaloo


    Very nice! Thanks 🙂

  • David Brown


    Fantastic, well done 🙂

  • Billy S. Wood


    What a nice looking interface and much easier to work with. Yet again, HI doing what most other hosts do not, and that’s keeping things up to date and fresh.


  • Keith


    Congrats, looks and operates very nicely!

  • Graham


    Well done, just one of many recent great improvements for us 🙂

  • Nathaniel Bailey


    It all looks nice, but nothing works in the damn file manager, such as move file, copy file drag and drop. You do it and nothing happens 🙁

  • 10/11/2011

    Hi Nathaniel – strange, we’ve not heard anyone else describe this problem. Could you raise a ticket from your control panel with the details of what browser and operating system you’re using please? 🙂


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