What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When will you be needing one?
FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular method for uploading and downloading files between a computer system and a web server. With an FTP software program like FileZilla or CuteFTP, you can connect to the server and view its content in one pane, whereas the files on your PC will be displayed in another pane within the program window. All you will need 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. FTP is preferred by lots 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 do their job without accessing any other content in the website hosting account. What’s more, the presence of different FTP accounts will also allow you to build numerous Internet sites with web design apps such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their corresponding directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting
packages will permit you to create numerous FTP accounts with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel and to specify what files and folders each account can connect to. There is no upper limit to the maximum number of FTP accounts that you’re allowed to set up, so you’ll be able to have as many as you need at any particular moment. In case you do not want to use a specific FTP account any longer or if a designer has fulfilled their job and you don’t want them to connect to your website content anymore, you can simply remove the account in question. The FTP section of the Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to view all currently existing accounts listed alphabetically, along with different options, which you can access with one single mouse click. You’ll be able to modify the password and the access path, to download an auto-config file, etc. We also have a detailed Help database, which will help you administer your FTP accounts if you experience any complication.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated plans
are quite powerful, which makes them suitable for hosting many sites. Speaking of which, we’ve chosen not to put a restriction on the number of FTP accounts that you can set up, so you can have a separate FTP account for each site that you host on our cloud platform. All FTP accounts will be shown alphabetically in the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every semi-dedicated server account. For each of them, you will be able to check the access path and to change it, if necessary. Furthermore, you can set up a new account in a client of your preference by downloading an auto-configuration file and running it on your computer system, which will save you time. If you’ve never had a web hosting account previously, you can check out our elaborate instructional video clips, which are available in the very same section of the Control Panel.