FTP denotes File Transfer Protocol – a very popular method of transferring web files between a home PC and a server. With an FTP software program like CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can establish a connection to the server and check its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the main program window. All you’ll need to do to send files or entire folders in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is preferred by a lot of users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be restricted to access just one directory on the server, so a web designer, for instance, can carry out their job without accessing any other folder in the hosting account. In addition, the presence of different FTP accounts will also allow you to build numerous websites with web design tools like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Shared Hosting
Setting up and managing multiple FTP accounts will be incredibly easy with each of our shared plans. This service is not limited, so using our simple-to-use Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to create as many accounts as you need to administer your websites and to get your web-connected tasks accomplished. If you hire a developer and they’re done with the website, for instance, you can update the FTP password or delete the entire FTP account with just one single mouse click through the Control Panel. For your convenience, you’ll be able to see a list of all the FTP accounts that you have set up and what directories they can access. Useful options such as updating the password or the access path and downloading an auto-configuration file for widespread FTP client applications are also only a click away.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to set up a different FTP account for any of them, since we have not put a limit on this feature with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. You can do this through the FTP section of our user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also check the full list of all the accounts that you have created, along with the folder that each one can access. If necessary, you will be able to modify the password for a specific FTP account or to update its access path with a few clicks. You can also delete an account without any effort in case you no longer need it – for example, if you have hired a web designer who is finished with the website and you don’t want them to be able to connect to your website files any longer. For convenience’s sake, we have made a number of how-to videos, that will help you administer your FTP accounts effortlessly in case you’ve never used a web hosting package previously.