Find out about FTP accounts and about FTP as a whole - what they are and when you will be needing them.
FTP is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol – a pretty popular method of transmitting files between a home computer and a web server. With an FTP software program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can set up a connection to the server and check its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the main program window. All you will need to do to send files or whole directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is used by a lot of users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be restricted to connect to just one single directory on the server, so a designer, for example, can carry out their job without being able to see any other content in the web hosting account. In addition, the availability of different FTP accounts will also enable you to create multiple sites using web design tools such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting
plans will permit you to set up multiple FTP accounts with only a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel and to specify what files and folders each one can access. There’s no upper limit on the total number of accounts that you can create, so you will be able to have as many as you like at any particular time. In case you don’t want to use a specific FTP account any longer or in case a web designer has done their task and you do not want them to connect to your web content anymore, you can simply delete the account in question. The Control Panel’s FTP section will allow you to check all currently active FTP accounts listed in alphabetical order, together with various options, which you can access with one single click of the mouse. You’ll be able to edit the password and the access path, to download an auto-config file, and so on. We also have an elaborate Help database, which will help you administer your FTP accounts in case you run into any impediment.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated plans
are very powerful, which makes them excellent for hosting numerous websites. Speaking of which, we’ve decided not to set a restriction on the number of FTP accounts that you can create, so you can have a separate account for each site that you host on our cloud platform. All FTP accounts will be listed alphabetically in the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each semi-dedicated server account. For any of them, you will be able to check the access path and to modify it, if needed. Also, you can set up an account in your preferred FTP client by downloading an auto-config file and running it on your home PC, which will save you time. In case you’ve never used a hosting account previously, you can check our elaborate educational video clips, which can be accessed through the very same section of the Control Panel.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
With a VPS server
from us, you will have the option to create an unlimited number of FTP accounts to connect to your web content. This is valid for all VPS server packages, no matter which Control Panel you have picked upon signup – cPanel, DirectAdmin or Hepsia. Depending on your requirements, you can set up a different FTP account for every website or several accounts with access to a certain folder – if you wish to permit different people to be able to access that folder with their own set of sign-in details. Even if you have never had a hosting account before or if you have experience only with a shared one, you won’t have any problems creating, deleting or editing any FTP account on your virtual machine, as everything’s done via a time and effort saving graphical interface and takes just a couple of mouse clicks.