What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When do you need to have one?
FTP, which is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol, is the most famous method of transferring web files to a web hosting account. Using an FTP application that is installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can connect to your hosting server and copy all the website files that you need with a few clicks. This is done using a user-friendly graphical interface and it is as easy as dragging and dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you will be able to create different accounts, each with a different level of access to your web space, so if you want to grant someone access, for instance – a designer, they’ll be able to connect only to one specific folder and won’t be able to see the rest of your content or any other information, including personal details. Three prerequisites are necessary to be able to connect via FTP – a hostname, which is normally an IP address or a domain name, a user name and a password.
FTP Accounts in Shared Web Hosting
Any of the shared web hosting
plans that we are offering will allow you to create an unlimited number of FTP accounts, so you will be able to manage the content of your Internet sites independently or to grant other people access to any site in your web hosting account. If you have a web design app installed on your personal computer, you’ll be able to run numerous sites all at once and to keep them up to date without effort. If you give the login details to some other individual to carry out a particular task, you will be able to modify the password for that FTP account or to remove it entirely with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and prevent any chance of unauthorized access to your web content from then on. For the sake of convenience, all FTP accounts that you create will be displayed alphabetically in the corresponding section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites under a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to create a separate FTP account for each of them, since we have not set a restriction on this feature with any of our semi-dedicated packages. You can do this through the FTP section of our simple-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel where you can also see the full list of all the FTP accounts that you have created, along with the folder that each one can connect to. If needed, you’ll be able to change the password for a certain FTP account or to modify its access path with a few mouse clicks. You can also remove an account with no effort if you no longer need it – for instance, if you’ve hired a web designer who is done with the Internet site and you don’t want them to access your files anymore. For convenience’s sake, we’ve shot a number of tutorial video clips, which will help you manage your FTP accounts without efforts if you’ve never used a website hosting package previously.
FTP Accounts in VPS Hosting
In case you open a Linux virtual private servers
with our company and choose any of the three Control Panels that we are offering – cPanel, Hepsia or DirectAdmin, an FTP server will be installed on your machine, since it’s an integral part of the basic software suite that comes with all servers ordered with a Control Panel. This will enable you to set up as many FTP accounts as you would like and to pick which directory each of them can access. If you wish, you can even create several accounts for the same domain name and give different users their very own sign-in credentials to connect to the website content. Each of the three hosting Control Panels will provide you with the chance to create, to edit or to remove an FTP account in a few simple steps and with less than a couple of mouse clicks, so even in case you do not have any previous experience, you’ll be able to manage an account without efforts.