What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When do you need one?
FTP, which is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, represents the most famous method for sending files to a hosting account. With an FTP application that’s installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can connect to your web hosting server and copy all of the files that you want with several clicks. This is done via an easy-to-navigate graphical interface and it is as simple as dragging & dropping the abovementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you can create separate FTP accounts, each one with a different level of access to your web space, so if you wish to provide a 3rd party with access, for example – a designer, they’ll be able to access only one particular folder and will not be able to see the remaining web content or any other information, such as private details. You need three things in order to be able to set up an FTP connection – a hostname, which is usually an IP or a domain, a user name and a password.
FTP Accounts in Web Hosting
You can set up as many FTP accounts as you need with any of the web hosting plans
offered by our company, since we have chosen not to limit this functionality. Thus, you can maintain multiple Internet sites at once or grant other persons access to different directories. Once a particular task has been done and you would not like that person to be able to connect to your web files any longer, you can update the password for the given FTP account or you can just remove the account with several clicks and stop worrying about anyone using it once again. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting plans, will allow you to view the complete list of the active FTP accounts shown in alphabetical order. It takes just one mouse click to administer different 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 Servers
Our semi-dedicated plans
are amazingly powerful, which makes them ideal for hosting an enormous number of Internet sites. Speaking of which, we’ve chosen not to limit the number of FTP accounts that you can set up, so you can have a different account for each website that you host on our servers. All FTP accounts will be displayed in alphabetical order in the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each semi-dedicated account. For each of them, you’ll be able to check the access path and to edit it, if necessary. Furthermore, you can set up a new account in an FTP client of your choosing by downloading an auto-config file and running it on your PC, which will save you time. If you have never had a hosting account before, you can check out our in-depth instructional videos, which are available in the same Control Panel section.