Media Temple's File Manager - Basic, No Unzipping / Extraction
IntroductionToday, my task included migrating a client's website to Media Temple. Seemed straight stuff - import db, copy files, change some constants and we are good to go. I logged in to Media Temple and was mildly surprised not to see cPanel. But still the client area is easy to use and I figured most of the stuff easily. Though for one or two things, I had to do Google and read their knowledgebase.
File ManagerNow, I happily zipped the code, uploaded it using FTP. Opened the file manager of Media Temple and found a basic file manager lacking most of the options and the tree directory structure of cPanel's file manager - and I said to myself, 'what the hell!?'.
Why would a company want to reinvent the wheel, and implement their own website management software, when commonly used ones like cPanel are available?
But, maybe, cPanel is not a free software as I always assumed?Yes, I learnt that cPanel is a subscription software, but if a recently started web host (which I'm using for my other site) can use cPanel, why not a big name like Media Temple?