Find out about FTP accounts as well as about FTP in general - what they are and when you will need them.
FTP, which is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol, is the most popular way to transfer files to a hosting account. With an FTP program that is installed on your desktop PC or laptop, you can make a connection to your hosting server and copy all of the web files that you want with a couple of clicks. This is done via a user-friendly GUI and it is as simple as dragging and dropping the files in question. The advantage of using FTP is the fact that you’ll be able to set up several FTP accounts, each one with a different level of access to your server space, so if you must provide someone with access, for example – a designer, they’ll be able to connect only to one specific directory and won’t be able to view the rest of your web content or any other information, such as personal details. You need three prerequisites in order to be able to set up an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally a domain name or an IP address, a username and a password.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to set up as many FTP accounts as you need with each of the Linux cloud packages
that we are offering, because we’ve chosen not to restrict this functionality. Thus, you can manage multiple websites at once or give other persons access to multiple directories. As soon as a specific task has been carried out and you would not like that person to be able to connect to your web files anymore, you can update the password for the particular FTP account or you can just remove that account with a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying about anyone connecting to it once more. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all shared hosting accounts, will permit you to see the full list of the existing FTP accounts shown in alphabetical order. It takes only one single mouse click to manage various options for any of them – to modify the access path or the password, to download an auto-config file, etc.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to create a different FTP account for any of them, as we have not set a restriction on this service with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. You can do this through the FTP section of our simple-to-work-with Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you can also see the complete list of all the accounts that you’ve created, together with the folder that each one can access. If needed, you will be able to change the password for a given FTP account or to update its access path with several clicks of the mouse. You can also delete an account effortlessly if you do not require it anymore – for example, if you’ve hired a developer who’s done with the Internet site and you do not want them to access your website files any longer. For your convenience, we’ve created a number of instructional videos, that will help you administer your FTP accounts effortlessly in case you’ve never used a website hosting package previously.
FTP Accounts in VPS
The virtual private server
packages offered by our company will permit you to set up unlimited FTP accounts to manage the content of your websites. This is valid regardless of which Virtual Private Server package you purchase and which Control Panel you pick during the order process – Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel. In any case, you will have FTP access to the VPS without installing any kind of software, since an FTP server is an integral part of the basic software bundle which is included in the Virtual Private Server packages by default. You can set up one FTP account for each domain or subdomain that you host or even different accounts for a single directory – if you want different persons to access the web content inside it with their very own personal log-in credentials. With each of the offered Control Panels, setting up, removing or modifying an FTP account will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks via an easy-to-navigate web interface.