Find out about FTP accounts and about FTP in general - what they are and when you will be needing them.
FTP, which is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol, is one of the most widely used means of transmitting web files between a computer system and a web server. Using an FTP program like FileZilla, you can make a connection to your web hosting account and drag ‘n’ drop files or whole folders in both directions and the software will take care of all the rest. There’re a number of advantages of employing FTP, among them the ability to resume an upload/download if there is some problem with the connection and the ability to have different FTP accounts. With the latter option, you can create FTP users that can access only certain folders in your web hosting account, but no other folders, emails or any other information, which makes it the best solution especially if you need to grant a web designer access, for example. You can also use an FTP account with famous web design apps like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the websites that you’ve created straight from them, without the need to make use of any third-party software.
FTP Accounts in Shared Website Hosting
You’ll be able to create as many FTP accounts as you want with any of the shared website hosting services
that we offer, as we have chosen not to limit this functionality. In this way, you can have multiple sites at the same time or provide other individuals with access to different directories. As soon as a given task has been carried out and you don’t want that individual to be able to connect to your files any longer, you can update the password associated with the FTP account or you can simply remove that account with several mouse clicks and stop worrying about anybody accessing it once again. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all website hosting packages, will allow you to view the complete list of the active FTP accounts displayed in alphabetical order. It takes only a click to administer various options for any of them – to update the access path or the password, to download an auto-config file, etc.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
are extremely powerful, which makes them excellent for hosting a large number of Internet sites. Speaking of which, we’ve decided not to set a limit on the number of FTP accounts that you can create, so you can have a separate account for each Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. All FTP accounts will be shown in alphabetical order in the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each semi-dedicated account. For any of them, you will be able to see the access path and to change it, if necessary. Furthermore, you can set up the account in an FTP client of your liking by downloading an auto-config file and installing it on your computer, which will save you time. In case you have never opened a web hosting account previously, you can watch our elaborate tutorial video clips, which are available in the same Control Panel section.