What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When will you be needing one?
FTP is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol – a very popular method of transmitting website files between a home PC and a web server. With an FTP program such as FileZilla or CuteFTP, you can set up a connection to the server and view its content in one pane, while the files on your PC will be displayed in another pane within the main program window. All you need to do to send files or whole directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is preferred by lots of users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to access just one single directory on the server, so a designer, for instance, can complete their job without accessing any other folder in your hosting account. In addition, the availability of different FTP accounts will also enable you to build numerous Internet sites using web design tools such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their respective folders on the server.
FTP Accounts in Website Hosting
Our website hosting
packages will allow you to set up multiple FTP accounts with only several mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel and to define what files and folders each account can connect to. There isn’t any upper limit on the maximum number of FTP accounts that you’re allowed to set up, so you can have as many as you wish at any given time. In case you don’t want to use a given FTP account anymore or in case a web designer has accomplished their task and you do not want them to connect to your web content any longer, you can simply delete that account. The FTP section of the Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to check all currently active accounts listed alphabetically, together with different options, which you can access with a single click. You’ll be able to modify the password and the access path, to download an auto-configuration file, etcetera. We also have a comprehensive Help database, which can help you administer your FTP accounts in case you need to deal with any difficulty.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to access your semi-dedicated server
account via FTP regardless of the semi-dedicated server plan that you have picked at signup, as the FTP access is one of the default features that you’ll be able to take advantage of. All our plans come with an unlimited FTP account quota, so you’ll be able to create as many accounts as you wish via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you’ll be able to manage your web content too. All the accounts will be displayed alphabetically in the Control Panel and in case you do not need a particular account anymore, you can just remove it and block people who have used it before from connecting to it again. This functionality is particularly useful if you use the services of a developer or in case an IT person retires from the company and you don’t want them to access the web files any longer. An in-depth Help library that contains instructional videos will help you manage your FTP accounts in case you do not have any previous experience.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
None of the VPS servers
offered by our company has any limit on the maximum number of FTP accounts that you can have at any moment, so you can create a separate account for each Internet site hosted on the Virtual Private Server, irrespective of whether it is under a domain or subdomain. Besides, it doesn’t matter which Control Panel you will pick when you order – Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, as an FTP server will be set up on your VPS at the time of the configuration of any of them. In case you want a number of persons to make an FTP connection to the exact same directory using their own personal login details, for example, it’ll take a couple of clicks of the mouse to create a different FTP account for each of them. Removing an existing account or modifying the folder that it can connect to is just as easy and you will not have to deal with any difficulties, even if you don’t have past experience in such matters.