Understand more about what FTP really is, what it does and what is the main benefit of having multiple FTP Accounts.
FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, represents the most popular means for transferring website files to a web hosting account. Using FTP software that’s installed on your desktop PC or laptop, you can set up a connection to your website hosting server and copy all the web files that you need with several clicks of the mouse. You can do this via a user-friendly graphical interface and it is as easy as dragging ‘n’ dropping the files in question. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you’ll be able to set up separate FTP accounts, each one with a different level of access to your server space, so if you want to provide a third party with access, for example – a web designer, they will be able to connect only to one specific directory and will not be able to access the rest of your content or any other info, including personal details. Three must-haves are needed to be able to connect via FTP – a hostname, which is usually a domain or an IP, a user name and a password.
FTP Accounts in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting
plans will allow you to create multiple FTP accounts with only a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and to define what web files and folders each account can access. There’s no upper limit on the maximum number of accounts that you are allowed to create, so you will be able to have as many as you wish at any given moment. In case you do not want to use a particular FTP account anymore or in case a designer has completed their job and you do not want them to connect to the web content anymore, you can simply remove the account in question. The Control Panel’s FTP section will allow you to check all currently existing FTP accounts displayed alphabetically, together with different options, which you can access with one single mouse click. You’ll be able to change the password and the access path, to download an auto-configuration file, etcetera. We also have exhaustive help articles, which will help you manage your FTP accounts should you have to deal with any difficulty.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to create a separate FTP account for each of them, since we have not put a limit on this functionality with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. You can accomplish this via the FTP section of our easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel where you can also check the full list of all the FTP accounts that you’ve created, along with the folder that each one of them can connect to. If necessary, you will be able to modify the password for a particular FTP account or to update its access path with several clicks. You can also delete an account with ease in case you no longer require it – for instance, if you have hired a web developer who’s finished with the site and you don’t want them to access your files anymore. For your convenience, we’ve shot different instructional video clips, that will help you manage your FTP accounts with no effort in case you’ve never used a website hosting plan previously.