What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When do you need to have one?
FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular method of uploading and downloading website files between a home computer and a server. With an FTP program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can make a connection to the server and see its content in one pane, whereas the files on your PC will be displayed in another pane within the program window. All it takes to send files or entire directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is used by plenty of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to access just one directory on the server, so a web designer, for example, can do their task without accessing any other directory in your website hosting account. What’s more, the presence of different FTP accounts will also permit you to build multiple Internet sites using web design apps such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their specific folders on the server.
FTP Accounts in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting
plans will allow you to create multiple FTP accounts with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and to select what files and folders each one can access. There isn’t any upper limit on the total number of accounts that you’re allowed to create, so you can have as many as you wish at any given moment. In case you would not like to use a particular FTP account anymore or in case a web designer has fulfilled their job and you don’t want them to access the web content any longer, you can simply remove the account in question. The Control Panel’s FTP section will allow you to view all currently existing accounts displayed in alphabetical order, together with various options, which you can access with a click. You’ll be able to update the access path and the password, to download an auto-configuration file, etc. We also have in-depth help tutorials, which can help you manage your FTP accounts if you experience any difficulty.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You’ll be able to access your semi-dedicated server
account via FTP whatever the semi-dedicated server package that you have opted for during the signup process, since the FTP access is among the default features that you will be able to use. All our plans come with an unlimited FTP account allowance, so you’ll be able to create as many FTP accounts as you want through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you will be able to administer your web content too. All the FTP accounts will be listed alphabetically in the Control Panel and if you don’t need a particular account any longer, you can simply remove it and stop people who have used it previously from accessing it again. The latter option is particularly handy if you use the services of a developer or in case an IT specialist departs the firm and you don’t want them to access the web files any longer. An extensive Help database that comprises how-to video clips will help you manage your FTP accounts if you do not have past experience.