FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol – a very popular method for transferring files between a computer and a web server. With an FTP program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can set up a connection to the server and view its content in one pane, whereas the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the program window. All you have to do to send files or whole folders in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is used by lots of users because you can set up 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 fulfill their job without being able to access any other folder in the website hosting account. Plus, the availability of different FTP accounts will also permit you to build multiple sites using web design apps such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their corresponding folders on the server.
FTP Accounts in Shared Website Hosting
Setting up and administering numerous FTP accounts will be astonishingly easy with any of our Linux shared website hosting
. This service is not restricted, so using our easy-to-work-with Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to set up as many accounts as you have to, in order to manage your sites and to get your web-related tasks done. If you hire a designer and they are done with the website, for example, you can modify the FTP password or remove the whole FTP account with just one single click through the Control Panel. For the sake of convenience, you’ll be able to check a list of all the accounts that you’ve created and what directories they can access. Useful functions such as updating the password or the access path and downloading an auto-configuration file for widespread FTP clients are also just one mouse click away.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to create a different FTP account for any of them, since we haven’t set a restriction on this service with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. You can accomplish this via the FTP section of our user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also see the full list of all the accounts that you have created, along with the folder that each one can access. If needed, you’ll be able to update the password for a given FTP account or to modify its access path with a few clicks. You can also remove an account effortlessly in case you don’t require it any longer – for instance, if you have hired a web designer who is finished with the Internet site and you do not want them to be able to access your files any longer. For your convenience, we’ve created different how-to video clips, which will help you manage your FTP accounts with no effort if you’ve never used a web hosting package previously.