What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When will you be needing one?
FTP is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol – en extremely popular method of transmitting website files between a home PC and a server. Using an FTP client program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can establish a connection to the server and see its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the program window. All you’ll need to do to send files or whole directories in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is used by lots of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each of them can be restricted to connect to just one folder on the server, so a designer, for example, can carry out their task without accessing any other content in the web hosting account. What’s more, the availability of different FTP accounts will also permit you to create multiple sites using web design tools like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their specific folders on the server.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Web Hosting
Creating and managing numerous FTP accounts will be really easy with any of our Linux cloud web hosting packages
. This feature isn’t restricted, so with our easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to set up as many accounts as you need to, in order to administer your sites and to get your website-related tasks done. If you hire a web designer and they’re done with the site, for example, you can modify the FTP password or remove the whole FTP account with just one single mouse click from the Control Panel. For the sake of convenience, you will be able to view a list of all the FTP accounts that you’ve set up and the directories that they can access. Handy functions such as updating the password or the path and downloading an auto-configuration file for commonly used FTP software apps are also only one click away.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to access your semi-dedicated server
account via FTP whatever the semi-dedicated server package that you have opted for during the registration process, since the FTP access is among the default features that you’ll be able to make use of. All our packages include an unlimited FTP account quota, so you’ll be able to set up as many accounts as you want via the Hepsia Control Panel with which you will be able to manage your website content as well. All the FTP accounts will be listed alphabetically in the Control Panel and if you do not need a given account any longer, you can simply remove it and stop individuals who have used it previously from accessing it again. The latter option is particularly handy if you use the services of a web designer or if an IT professional departs the firm and you do not want them to connect to the website files anymore. A detailed Help section that comprises tutorial video clips will help you manage your FTP accounts in case you don’t possess past experience.
FTP Accounts in VPS Web Hosting
With a virtual private server
from our company, you’ll be provided with the option to set up an unlimited number of FTP accounts to connect to your web content. This is valid for all Virtual Private Server plans, regardless of the hosting Control Panel that you’ve selected during the subscription process – cPanel, Hepsia or DirectAdmin. Depending on your requirements, you can set up a separate FTP account for every site or a number of FTP accounts with access to a particular folder – in case you want to permit different individuals to connect to that folder using their own log-in details. Even if you have never used a hosting account before or if you’ve only had a shared one, you will not have any problems setting up, removing or editing any FTP account on the VPS server, since everything is done through an easy-to-work-with graphical interface and takes just a couple of clicks of the mouse.