Find out about FTP accounts and about FTP in general - exactly what they are and when you will need them.
FTP, which is short for File Transfer Protocol, is one of the most widely used ways to upload and download files between a PC and a web server. With an FTP client program such as FileZilla, you can establish a connection to your website hosting account and drag & drop files or whole folders in both directions and the software itself will handle all the rest. There’re several advantages of using FTP, among them the possibility to resume an upload/download if there is some problem with the connection or the possibility to create different FTP accounts. Thanks to the latter option, you can create FTP users that can connect only to particular folders in your web hosting account, but no other folders, email accounts or other information, which makes it the perfect solution especially if you have to give a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with popular web design tools such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the sites that you’ve created directly from them, without having to resort to any third-party software.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Website Hosting
You’ll be able to create as many FTP accounts as you like with each of the cloud website hosting plans
offered by us, since we have chosen not to limit this functionality. Thus, you can maintain numerous websites simultaneously or give other persons access to separate directories. As soon as a certain job has been completed and you do not want that person to be able to connect to your files any longer, you can modify the password associated with the specific FTP account or you can just remove that account with a few clicks of the mouse and quit worrying about someone accessing it again. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting packages, will allow you to view the full list of the existing FTP accounts displayed alphabetically. It takes only a click to administer different options for any of them – to modify the access path or the password, to download an auto-config file, etc.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
With our custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to set up as many FTP accounts as you wish, even separate accounts that can access the very same directory – in case you want different people to be able to access the same website content with totally different login details. Our semi-dedicated plans
do not involve any limit on the total number of the FTP accounts that you can manage at a time, so you’ll be able to administer your files and to modify your sites without effort. If you wish to limit the access to your content, you can change the directory that an account can connect to or you can delete the account altogether with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel. You will be able to see all the FTP accounts and to modify any of them, if needed. For the sake of convenience, you can also download an auto-configuration file for a number of FTP software applications. What’s more, we’ve got detailed step-by-step articles and instructional videos, which will help you administer your FTP accounts without hassles.