FTP, which is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol, represents one of the most widely used ways to transmit web files between a PC and a web server. Using an FTP client program such as FileZilla, you can make a connection to your hosting account and drag & drop files or entire folders in both directions and the software itself will deal with all the rest. There’re a number of benefits of using FTP, including the option to restart an upload/download when there’s a problem with the connection or the option to use different FTP accounts. With the latter option, you can set up FTP users that can access only specific folders in your web hosting account, but no other folders, emails or other info, which makes it the very best option especially when you have to give a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with famous website building tools such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the websites that you have created straight from them, without the need to resort to any third-party software.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to set up a different FTP account for each of them, since we haven’t set a limit on this feature with any of our semi-dedicated packages. You can accomplish this via the FTP section of our intuitive Hepsia Control Panel where you can also see the complete list of all the accounts that you have set up, along with the folder that each one of them can connect to. If needed, you’ll be able to modify the password for a specific FTP account or to edit its access path with a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can also delete an account without efforts in case you don’t require it any longer – for instance, if you’ve hired a developer who is done with the site and you don’t want them to be able to access your web files any longer. For the sake of convenience, we’ve made a number of tutorial videos, that will help you manage your FTP accounts without efforts if you’ve never used a website hosting service before.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
In case you open a VPS web hosting plans with our company and select any of the 3 Control Panels that we offer – Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel, an FTP server will be installed on your virtual machine, since it is an essential part of the default software stack that comes with all VPSs ordered with a hosting Control Panel. This will permit you to create as many FTP accounts as you want and to indicate which directory each of them will access. If you want, you can even create separate accounts for the same domain name and give several people their own login credentials to connect to the website content. Any of the three hosting Control Panels will give you the chance to create, to modify or to delete an FTP account in a few simple steps and with no more than a few clicks of the mouse, so even in case you do not have past experience, you will be able to manage an FTP account without a hitch.