Learn more about what FTP really is, what it does and what is the main benefit of using multiple FTP Accounts.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol – en extremely popular method for exchanging website files between a computer system and a server. With an FTP software program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can set up a connection to the server and see its content in one pane, while the files on your PC will be shown in another pane within the program window. All you’ll have to do to send files or whole folders in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is used by many users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to connect to just one single directory on the server, so a web designer, for instance, can fulfill their task without accessing any other directory in the web hosting account. What’s more, the availability of different FTP accounts will also allow you to build multiple sites using web design applications such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their respective folders on the server.
FTP Accounts in Web Hosting
Creating and administering multiple FTP accounts will be very easy with any of our web hosting
. This functionality isn’t limited, so with our time and effort saving Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to set up as many accounts as you need to administer your websites and to get your website-connected tasks accomplished. In case you hire a web developer and they’re done with the site, for example, you can modify the FTP password or delete the whole FTP account with just one mouse click through the Control Panel. For your convenience, you will be able to check a list of all the FTP accounts that you have set up and what folders they can access. Handy functions such as editing the path or the password and downloading an auto-configuration file for widely used FTP software programs are also only a click away.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites under a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to set up a separate FTP account for each of them, since we have not set a restriction on this feature with any of our plans. You can do this via the FTP section of our simple-to-navigate Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you can also check the complete list of all the accounts that you have set up, together with the folder that each one can access. If necessary, you will be able to modify the password for a specific account or to change its access path with a few clicks of the mouse. You can also delete an account without effort in case you do not require it anymore – for instance, if you have hired a designer who is finished with the site and you do not want them to access your website files anymore. For the sake of convenience, we have shot a number of tutorial video clips, which will help you administer your FTP accounts without effort in case you have never used a web hosting service before.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
With a VPS server
from our company, you will be given the chance to set up an unlimited number of FTP accounts to connect to your website content. This is valid for all virtual server packages, no matter the Control Panel that you have chosen during the server order process – cPanel, DirectAdmin or Hepsia. Depending on your requirements, you can set up a different FTP account for each website or a number of FTP accounts with access to a specific folder – if you want to allow several individuals to be able to access that folder with their very own log-in credentials. Even if you have never had a web hosting account before or if you’ve only used a shared one, you will not have any problems setting up, removing or modifying any FTP account on your machine, as everything is done via an intuitive web-based interface and takes just a couple of clicks.