What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When will you need one?
FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol – en extremely popular method for uploading and downloading website files between a computer system and a server. With an FTP client program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can make a connection to the server and view its content in one pane, whereas the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the program window. All you will have to do to send files or whole folders in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is used by a lot of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each one can be restricted to connect to just one folder on the server, so a web designer, for example, can complete their job without accessing any other folder in your web hosting account. In addition, the presence of different FTP accounts will also permit you to build multiple Internet sites with web design tools such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to create as many FTP accounts as you like with each of the shared website hosting plans
that we offer, as we’ve decided not to limit this service. Thus, you can have multiple Internet sites at the same time or grant other persons access to different directories. As soon as a specific task has been carried out and you don’t want that individual to be able to access your files any longer, you can edit the password associated with the FTP account in question or you can simply delete the account with several clicks and stop worrying about anyone using it once more. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all shared hosting accounts, will allow you to check the full list of the active FTP accounts displayed alphabetically. It takes only a click to manage various options for any of them – to change the access path or the password, to download an auto-configuration file, etc.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
Using our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to create as many FTP accounts as you need, even multiple accounts with access to one and the same folder – in case you want several individuals to be able to access the exact same content with completely different login details. Our semi-dedicated hosting plans
do not involve any limit on the maximum number of the FTP accounts that you can have at a time, so you’ll be able to administer your website files and to modify your websites with ease. In case you would like to limit the access to your web content, you can alter the folder that an account can connect to or you can remove the account entirely with no more than a few clicks of the mouse via the Control Panel. You’ll be able to check all the FTP accounts and to modify any of them, if needed. For your convenience, you can also download an auto-configuration file for a number of FTP software programs. In addition, we’ve prepared detailed step-by-step articles and video tutorials, which will help you manage your FTP accounts in a seamless way.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
With a VPS server
from our company, you will get the ability to set up unlimited FTP accounts to connect to your web content. This is valid for all Virtual Private Server packages, regardless of which Control Panel you’ve picked during the order process – DirectAdmin, Hepsia or cPanel. Based on your demands, you can create a separate FTP account for every website or several FTP accounts with access to a specific folder – in case you would like to permit a number of persons to be able to connect to that folder with their very own sign-in credentials. Even if you have never opened a web hosting account before or in case you’ve only used a shared one, you will not have any problems setting up, deleting or modifying any FTP account on the server, as everything is done through a time and effort saving web interface and takes just a few clicks.