FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol – a quite popular method for uploading and downloading web files between a computer and a server. With an FTP program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can set up a connection to the server and check its content in one pane, whereas the files on your computer will be displayed in another pane within the main program window. All it takes to send files or entire directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is preferred by numerous users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each of them can be restricted to connect to just one single directory on the server, so a designer, for example, can complete their job without accessing any other folder in your hosting account. Furthermore, the availability of different FTP accounts will also allow you to build numerous Internet sites with web design apps like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their specific folders on the server.
FTP Accounts in Shared Web Hosting
You’ll be able to create as many FTP accounts as you need with any of the shared web hosting that we are offering, as we have decided not to limit this service. In this way, you can maintain multiple Internet sites at the same time or give other persons access to different folders. Once a certain task has been done and you do not want that individual to be able to access your web files any longer, you can change the password for the FTP account in question or you can just delete that account with a few clicks and quit worrying about somebody using it once again. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all shared web hosting packages, will permit you to check the complete list of the existing FTP accounts displayed in alphabetical order. It takes only one mouse click to administer different options for any of them – to change the password or the access path, to download an auto-config file, etc.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated plans are pretty powerful, which makes them suitable for hosting a vast number of sites. Speaking of which, we have decided not to put a limit on the number of FTP accounts that you can set up, so you can have a separate FTP account for each site that you host on our cloud platform. All FTP accounts will be displayed alphabetically in the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated server account. For any of them, you’ll be able to check the access path and to modify it, if necessary. Also, you can set up the account in a client of your preference by downloading an auto-configuration file and installing it on your home computer, which will save you time. In case you’ve never had a hosting account before, you can check our comprehensive instructional videos, which are available in the very same section of the Control Panel.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
None of the Linux VPS plans that we are offering includes any cap on the total number of FTP accounts that you can have at any moment, so you can set up an account for each website hosted on the server, no matter if it’s under a domain or subdomain. Also, it does not matter which hosting Control Panel you’ll choose when you sign up – DirectAdmin, cPanel or Hepsia, since an FTP server will be set up on the VPS during the configuration of any of them. In case you want different people to be able to connect to the very same folder using their own sign-in credentials, for instance, it will take a few mouse clicks to create a separate FTP account for each one of them. Removing an existing account or changing the directory that it can connect to is just as simple and you won’t need to deal with any problem, even if you do not have prior experience in such matters.