What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When do you need one?
FTP, which denotes File Transfer Protocol, represents the most famous way to transfer files to a hosting account. Using an FTP client that’s pre-installed on your desktop or laptop computer, you can make a connection to your web hosting server and copy all of the files that you want with a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can do this using an easy-to-work-with GUI and it is as easy as dragging and dropping the abovementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you are able to create several FTP accounts, each one with a different level of access to your web space, so if you wish to provide someone with access, for instance – a web designer, they’ll be able to access only a specific folder and will not be able to see the rest of your web content or any other info, such as personal details. Three prerequisites are required in order to be able to make an FTP connection – a hostname, which is usually a domain name or an IP address, a user name and a password.
FTP Accounts in Web Hosting
You can create as many FTP accounts as you like with each of the Linux web hosting packages
that we offer, because we’ve decided not to restrict this functionality. Thus, you can have numerous websites at the same time or grant other people access to separate directories. As soon as a specific job has been carried out and you don’t want that individual to be able to connect to your website files any longer, you can change the password associated with the given FTP account or you can simply remove the account with a couple of mouse clicks and quit worrying about someone accessing it once more. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all website hosting packages, will allow you to check the full list of the active FTP accounts displayed in alphabetical order. It takes just a click to manage various options for any of them – to change the password or the access path, to download an auto-configuration file, etc.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to create a separate FTP account for any of them, since we haven’t set a limit on this feature with any of our packages. You can do this through the FTP section of our easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel where you can also check the full list of all the accounts that you’ve created, together with the folder that each one can connect to. If necessary, you will be able to change the password for a certain account or to edit its access path with a few clicks. You can also remove an account without effort in case you don’t need it any longer – for instance, if you’ve hired a designer who is finished with the website and you do not want them to be able to connect to your web files any longer. For your convenience, we have shot different instructional video clips, that will help you administer your FTP accounts effortlessly in case you have never used a hosting service previously.