What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When do you need one?
FTP, which stands for File Transfer Protocol, is the most popular way to upload files to a hosting account. Using an FTP client app that is pre-installed on your desktop computer or laptop, you can make a connection to your web hosting server and copy all the website files that you need with a couple of mouse clicks. This is done via a simple-to-navigate graphical interface and it is as simple as dragging and dropping the abovementioned files. The advantage of using FTP is that you can set up different accounts, each one with a different level of access to your online storage space, so if you wish to provide someone with access, for example – a web designer, they’ll be able to access only one particular folder and won’t be able to access the remaining content or any other information, including personal details. Three things are necessary in order to be able to establish an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally a domain or an IP address, a username and a password.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Website Hosting
Creating and managing multiple FTP accounts will be amazingly easy with each of our Linux cloud website hosting packages
. This functionality is not limited, so using our time and effort saving Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to create as many FTP accounts as you need to, in order to administer your websites and to get your web-connected tasks completed. In case you hire a web designer and they are done with the website, for instance, you can change the FTP password or remove the entire FTP account with just one single mouse click through the Control Panel. For your convenience, you’ll be able to see a list of all the accounts that you’ve set up and what folders they can connect to. Handy functions such as changing the password or the access path and downloading an auto-configuration file for famous FTP client apps are also only one mouse click away.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites under a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to create a separate FTP account for each of them, as we have not put a limit on this functionality with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. You can accomplish this via the FTP section of our user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also view the full list of all the FTP accounts that you’ve set up, together with the folder that each one of them can connect to. If needed, you will be able to update the password for a particular FTP account or to modify its access path with a couple of mouse clicks. You can also delete an account without effort in case you no longer require it – for example, if you have hired a designer who’s finished with the Internet site and you do not want them to connect to your web files anymore. For the sake of convenience, we have prepared different educational videos, which will help you manage your FTP accounts without any effort if you have never used a hosting plan previously.
FTP Accounts in VPS Web Hosting
None of the Linux VPS web hosting packages
offered by us has any limit on the maximum number of FTP accounts that you can have at any moment, so you can create an account for any website hosted on the virtual server, irrespective of whether it’s under a domain or subdomain. It also does not matter which hosting Control Panel you will pick when you join – DirectAdmin, cPanel or Hepsia, as an FTP server will be set up on your virtual machine at the time of the configuration of any of them. In case you want several people to be able to connect to the same folder with their own login credentials, for instance, it’ll take a couple of mouse clicks to set up an FTP account for each of them. Removing an existing account or modifying the folder that it can access is just as simple and you won’t need to deal with any predicament, even if you have no previous experience in such matters.