Find out about FTP accounts and about FTP as a whole - what they are and when you will need them.
FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular way to transfer web files between a computer and a server. With an FTP software program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can connect to the server and see its content in one pane, whereas the files on your PC will be shown in another pane within the main program window. All it takes to send files or entire directories in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is preferred by plenty of users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be restricted to access just one single directory on the server, so a web designer, for example, can complete their job without accessing any other content in the web hosting account. In addition, the presence of different FTP accounts will also enable you to create numerous sites using web design applications like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Web Hosting
Our cloud web hosting
packages will permit you to set up numerous FTP accounts with just a couple of clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and to specify what website files and folders each one can connect to. There’s no upper limit on the maximum number of accounts that you are allowed to create, so you can have as many as you need at any given time. In case you do not want to use a particular FTP account any longer or if a designer has accomplished their job and you do not want them to connect to the web content any longer, you can simply delete the account in question. The FTP section of the Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to view all currently existing FTP accounts shown alphabetically, along with various options, which you can access with one click of the mouse. You’ll be able to update the access path and the password, to download an auto-configuration file, etc. We also have an in-depth Help section, which will help you administer your FTP accounts should you have to deal with any predicament.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers
are very powerful, which makes them suitable for hosting an enormous number of websites. Speaking of which, we have chosen not to put a restriction on the number of FTP accounts that you can create, so you can have a separate FTP account for each site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. All FTP accounts will be displayed alphabetically in the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated account. For any of them, you will be able to see the access path and to modify it, if necessary. In addition, you can set up a new account in an FTP client of your choice by downloading an auto-config file and running it on your computer, which will save you time. If you’ve never had a web hosting account previously, you can check our exhaustive tutorial video clips, which can be accessed through the same section of the Control Panel.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
If you open a VPS servers
with us and pick any of the 3 hosting Control Panels that we’re offering – cPanel, Hepsia or DirectAdmin, an FTP server will be installed on your machine, since it is an essential part of the standard software stack that comes with all VPS servers ordered with a Control Panel. This will allow you to create as many FTP accounts as you like and to indicate the folder that each of them can connect to. If you want, you can even create several accounts for the same domain and give a number of individuals their very own login details to access the web content. Each of the three Control Panels will offer you the ability to set up, to edit or to delete an FTP account in a couple of easy steps and with less than a couple of clicks of the mouse, so even if you do not have any previous experience, you will be able to manage an account without any effort.