What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When will you need one?
FTP (File Transfer Protocol), represents one of the most widespread means of transferring website files between a computer and a server. Using an FTP software program such as FileZilla, you can make a connection to your web hosting account and drag ‘n’ drop files or whole directories in both directions and the software will deal with all the rest. There are several pluses of using File Transfer Protocol, among them the possibility to restart an upload/download when there’s a problem with the connection and the ability to have different FTP accounts. Thanks to the latter option, you can set up FTP users that can access only certain folders in your web hosting account, but no other folders, e-mails or other info, which makes it the ideal option if you need to give a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with popular apps such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the sites that you have created straight from them, without any third-party software.
FTP Accounts in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting
plans will permit you to set up multiple FTP accounts with only several mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel and to specify what web files and folders each one can access. There’s no upper limit on the total number of FTP accounts that you are allowed to set up, so you will be able to have as many as you want at any particular moment. If you wouldn’t like to use a specific FTP account any longer or in case a web designer has done their job and you don’t want them to access the website content anymore, you can simply remove that account. The Control Panel’s FTP section will permit you to view all currently existing accounts shown in alphabetical order, along with different options, which you can access with one single click. You’ll be able to modify the password and the access path, to download an auto-config file, etc. We also have an exhaustive Help database, which can help you administer your FTP accounts if you have any difficulty.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated plans
are truly powerful, which makes them suitable for hosting an extensive number of websites. Speaking of which, we’ve chosen not to put a limit on the number of FTP accounts that you can set up, so you can have a different account for each website that you host on our cloud platform. All FTP accounts will be shown in alphabetical order in the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated account. For any of them, you will be able to check the access path and to change it, if necessary. In addition, you can set up the account in an FTP client of your liking by downloading an auto-configuration file and installing it on your home PC, which will save you time. In case you’ve never had a hosting account before, you can watch our exhaustive educational videos, which can be accessed through the same Control Panel section.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
In case you open a VPS hosting plans
with our company and choose any of the three Control Panels that we offer – Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, an FTP server will be installed on your virtual machine, since it is an integral part of the software stack that comes with all virtual servers ordered with a Control Panel. This will permit you to set up as many FTP accounts as you need and to pick the directory that each of them can access. If you wish, you can even set up several accounts for one and the same domain and give different people their very own set of log-in credentials to access the content. Each of the three hosting Control Panels will offer you the opportunity to create, to edit or to delete an FTP account in several easy steps and with no more than a few clicks, so even if you have no previous experience, you will be able to manage an account with no effort.