Learn about FTP accounts as well as about FTP as a whole - exactly what they are and when you will need them.
FTP, which is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, represents one of the most famous methods of transferring files between a PC and a server. Using an FTP client such as FileZilla, you can set up a connection to your web hosting account and drag ‘n’ drop files or whole folders in either direction and the software itself will do all the rest. There’re a number of pros of employing FTP, including the option to resume a download/upload in case there’s some problem with the connection or the ability to have different FTP accounts. Thanks to the latter option, you can set up FTP users that can access only certain folders in your web hosting account, but no other folders, emails or other information, which makes it the perfect option especially when you have to give a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with famous applications like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and upload the web content that you’ve created straight from them, without the need to resort to third-party software.
FTP Accounts in Shared Website Hosting
You can set up as many FTP accounts as you need with each of the shared website hosting plans
that we are offering, because we’ve chosen not to limit this feature. In this way, you can maintain numerous sites simultaneously or provide other persons with access to different folders. Once a specific task has been done and you would not like that individual to be able to access your website files any longer, you can modify the password associated with the FTP account in question or you can simply delete the account with several clicks of the mouse and quit worrying about anyone accessing it once again. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting packages, will permit you to see the complete list of the existing FTP accounts displayed alphabetically. It takes just one click to manage different options for any of them – to update the password or the access path, to download an auto-configuration file, etc.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server
account via FTP irrespective of the plan that you have chosen upon registration, since the FTP access is one of the standard features that you will be able to use. All our plans come with an unlimited FTP account allowance, so you will be able to create as many accounts as you like from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you will be able to manage your website content as well. All the FTP accounts will be listed in alphabetical order in the Control Panel and in case you don’t require a particular account any longer, you can just delete it and stop individuals who have used it previously from connecting to it again. This option is especially useful if you use the services of a developer or in case an IT individual quits the company and you don’t want them to connect to the web files any longer. An exhaustive Help section that includes tutorial video clips will help you administer your FTP accounts in case you do not have any past experience.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
If you open a VPS web hosting plans
with us and pick any of the three hosting Control Panels that we’re offering – cPanel, DirectAdmin or Hepsia, an FTP server will be installed on your machine, since it is part of the basic software package that comes with all virtual servers ordered with a Control Panel. This will enable you to create as many FTP accounts as you want and to choose which directory each of them will access. If you wish, you can even set up several FTP accounts for one and the same domain name and give a number of persons their own sign-in credentials to connect to the web content. Each of the 3 Control Panels will give you the chance to create, to modify or to remove an FTP account in a few simple steps and with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so even in case you’ve got no past experience, you will be able to manage an account without hassle.