Find out about FTP accounts and about FTP as a whole - what they are and when you will need them.
FTP, which is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, is the most popular method for transmitting web content to a hosting account. Using an FTP application that is pre-installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can establish a connection to your hosting server and copy all the files that you need with a few mouse clicks. This is done using an easy-to-navigate GUI and it is as easy as dragging and dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you will be able to create different FTP accounts, each with a different level of access to your web space, so if you want to provide somebody with access, for example – a web designer, they’ll be able to connect only to one specific folder and won’t be able to see the rest of your content or any other info, such as private details. You need three prerequisites to be able to connect via FTP – a hostname, which is usually an IP or a domain, a user name and a password.
FTP Accounts in Website Hosting
Setting up and managing numerous FTP accounts will be astonishingly easy with each of our Linux website hosting
. This service is not restricted, so using our easy-to-use Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to create as many accounts as you have to, in order to administer your websites and to get your website-connected tasks completed. In case you hire a designer and they’re done with the website, for example, you can modify the FTP password or delete the entire FTP account with only one click of the mouse through the Control Panel. For convenience’s sake, you will be able to see a list of all the FTP accounts that you have created and what directories they can connect to. Handy functions such as editing the password or the access path and downloading an auto-config file for popular FTP client apps are also only one click away.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to create a separate FTP account for each one of them, since we have not set a restriction on this functionality with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. You can do this via the FTP section of our user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also see the complete list of all the FTP accounts that you’ve set up, along with the folder that each one can connect to. If needed, you’ll be able to modify the password for a certain account or to update its access path with a couple of mouse clicks. You can also remove an account with no effort in case you do not need it anymore – for instance, if you’ve hired a web developer who is finished with the Internet site and you do not want them to access your website files any longer. For convenience’s sake, we’ve made different educational video clips, that will help you administer your FTP accounts without effort in case you have never used a web hosting plan before.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
With a VPS server
from our company, you will get the ability to create an unlimited number of FTP accounts to connect to your web content. This is valid for all VPS configurations, irrespective of which hosting Control Panel you have picked during the server order process – cPanel, Hepsia or DirectAdmin. Depending on your demands, you can set up a separate FTP account for every website or a number of accounts with access to a certain folder – if you would like to permit several users to be able to connect to that folder with their own personal login details. Even if you’ve never used a web hosting account previously or in case you’ve only used a shared one, you will not have any problems setting up, removing or editing any FTP account on the VPS, since everything’s done through an easy-to-work-with GUI and takes only a couple of clicks of the mouse.