Learn about FTP accounts and about FTP in general - what they are and when you will require them.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol – a pretty popular method for exchanging files between a home computer and a server. With an FTP client program like CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can make a connection to the server and view its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be displayed in another pane within the program window. All you will have to do to send files or entire folders in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol 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 web designer, for example, can carry out their job without being able to access any other folder in the web hosting account. Also, the availability of different FTP accounts will also enable you to build numerous Internet sites with web design apps like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their respective folders on the server.
FTP Accounts in Hosting
Setting up and administering multiple FTP accounts will be very easy with any of our Linux hosting packages
. This functionality isn’t restricted, so with our time and effort saving Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to create as many accounts as you need to manage your sites and to get your web-connected tasks done. In case you hire a web designer and they’re done with the website, for instance, you can change the FTP password or remove the whole FTP account with only one single mouse click through the Control Panel. For your convenience, you’ll be able to see a list of all the accounts that you have created and what directories they can access. Useful options such as changing the path or the password and downloading an auto-configuration file for widespread FTP programs are also only a mouse click away.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to create a different FTP account for each one of them, since we have not put a restriction on this functionality with any of our plans. You can do this through the FTP section of our simple-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel where you can also check the complete list of all the FTP accounts that you have created, along with the folder that each one of them can connect to. If needed, you will be able to edit the password for a particular account or to update its access path with several clicks of the mouse. You can also delete an account without effort in case you don’t need it anymore – for instance, if you have hired a web designer who’s finished with the Internet site and you don’t want them to be able to access your files anymore. For the sake of convenience, we have compiled a number of instructional video clips, which will help you administer your FTP accounts without any effort if you have never used a website hosting service previously.