What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When do you need one?
FTP (short for File Transfer Protocol), is the most popular way to transfer web content to a web hosting account. Using FTP client software that’s pre-installed on your desktop PC or laptop, you can set up a connection to your hosting server and copy all the web files that you want with a few clicks of the mouse. This is done using a user-friendly interface and it is as simple as dragging and dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using FTP is the fact that you can set up separate FTP accounts, each with a different level of access to your web space, so if you have to provide a 3rd party with access, for instance – a web designer, they’ll be able to connect only to a specific folder and will not be able to access the rest of your content or any other info, such as personal details. Three things are mandatory to be able to make an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally a domain name or an IP, a username and a password.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Web Hosting
Our cloud web hosting
packages will permit you to set up multiple FTP accounts with just several clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and to define what files and folders each account can access. There isn’t any upper limit on the maximum number of accounts that you are allowed to create, so you can have as many as you wish at any given moment. In case you don’t want to use a specific FTP account anymore or in case a web designer has completed their task and you do not want them to connect to the web content anymore, you can simply remove that account. The FTP section of the Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to see all currently existing FTP accounts listed in alphabetical order, together with different options, which you can access with one mouse click. You’ll be able to modify the access path and the password, to download an auto-config file, etc. We also have exhaustive help tutorials, which can help you manage your FTP accounts in case you encounter any difficulties.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your websites under a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to create a separate FTP account for each of them, as we haven’t set a restriction on this functionality with any of our semi-dedicated plans. You can accomplish this through the FTP section of our simple-to-use Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you can also check the full list of all the FTP accounts that you have created, together with the folder that each one can connect to. If needed, you’ll be able to modify the password for a particular account or to edit its access path with a few clicks. You can also delete an account effortlessly if you do not require it anymore – for example, if you’ve hired a designer who is finished with the Internet site and you do not want them to connect to your web files any longer. For your convenience, we have compiled a number of instructional video clips, which will help you manage your FTP accounts without effort if you have never used a hosting plan previously.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
With a VPS server
from us, you will be provided with the option to set up unlimited FTP accounts to connect to your web content. This is valid for all Virtual Private Server configurations, no matter the hosting Control Panel that you’ve picked upon registration – cPanel, DirectAdmin or Hepsia. Based on your needs, you can set up a different FTP account for each website or a number of FTP accounts with access to a specific folder – in case you’d like to permit several individuals to connect to that folder using their own personal sign-in details. Even if you’ve never had a web hosting account previously or if you’ve only used a shared one, you won’t have any difficulties creating, removing or editing any FTP account on the server, since everything’s done through a user-friendly GUI and takes just a couple of clicks.