FTP, which is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, is the most popular means for transferring website files to a web hosting account. Using an FTP software application that’s installed on your desktop PC or laptop, you can establish a connection to your website hosting server and copy all the website files that you want with a couple of clicks. This is done via a simple-to-work-with graphical interface and it is as simple as dragging & dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you can set up separate FTP accounts, each one with a different level of access to your web space, so if you wish to give someone access, for instance – a designer, they’ll be able to connect only to one specific folder and will not be able to access the remaining content or any other information, such as personal details. Three things are compulsory to be able to establish an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally a domain name or an IP, a user name and a password.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Hosting
Creating and administering multiple FTP accounts will be rather easy with any of our cloud hosting plans
. This functionality isn’t limited, so using our simple-to-use Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to set up as many accounts as you need to administer your sites and to get your website-connected tasks accomplished. In case you hire a developer and they’re done with the site, for example, you can update the FTP password or delete the entire FTP account with just one click via the Control Panel. For convenience’s sake, you will be able to check a list of all the accounts that you’ve created and the directories that they can access. Handy functions such as editing the password or the path and downloading an auto-configuration file for widely used FTP software applications are also just one click away.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server
account via FTP regardless of the semi-dedicated server package that you have chosen on the order page, since the FTP access is among the standard features that you will get. All our plans include an unlimited FTP account quota, so you’ll be able to set up as many accounts as you want via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you will be able to administer your website content as well. All the FTP accounts will be listed alphabetically in the Control Panel and in case you do not need a particular account any longer, you can just delete it and block persons who have used it previously from connecting to it again. This option is particularly useful if you use the services of a web designer or in case an IT expert retires from the firm and you do not want them to access the website files anymore. A detailed Help repository that contains educational videos will help you manage your FTP accounts if you don’t have previous experience.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
If you open a VPS plans
with us and choose any of the 3 hosting Control Panels that we offer – Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel, an FTP server will be installed on your virtual machine, since it’s part of the basic software package that comes with all Virtual Private Servers ordered with a Control Panel. This will allow you to create as many FTP accounts as you like and to define what folder each one of them can connect to. If you wish, you can even create several FTP accounts for the very same domain and give a number of people their very own sign-in details to access the web content. Each of the three Control Panels will offer you the possibility to set up, to edit or to delete an FTP account in a few simple steps and with less than a couple of mouse clicks, so even if you don’t have past experience, you’ll be able to manage an account without efforts.