What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When do you need to have one?
FTP (short for File Transfer Protocol), is the most famous means of uploading website content to a hosting account. With an FTP software app that’s installed on your desktop PC or laptop, you can establish a connection to your website hosting server and copy all the web files that you want with a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can do this via an easy-to-work-with interface and it is as easy as dragging & dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you’ll be able to create separate FTP accounts, each one with a different level of access to your server space, so if you must give somebody access, for instance – a designer, they’ll be able to connect only to one specific directory and will not be able to view the rest of your web content or any other information, including personal details. You need three prerequisites to be able to establish an FTP connection – a hostname, which is usually a domain name or an IP address, a user name and a password.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Hosting
Creating and managing numerous FTP accounts will be pretty easy with any of our cloud plans
. This feature isn’t limited, so with our intuitive Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to create as many accounts as you need to, in order to administer your websites and to get your website-related tasks accomplished. In case you hire a developer and they are done with the site, for instance, you can edit the FTP password or delete the whole FTP account with just one click through the Control Panel. For convenience’s sake, you’ll be able to check a list of all the accounts that you have set up and what folders they can connect to. Handy functions such as changing the password or the access path and downloading an auto-config file for famous FTP software applications are also just a click away.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
In case you open a VPS plans
with us and choose any of the three hosting Control Panels that we’re offering – DirectAdmin, Hepsia or cPanel, an FTP server will be installed on your VPS, since it’s an essential part of the standard software suite that comes with all virtual servers ordered with a hosting Control Panel. This will allow you to set up as many FTP accounts as you wish and to pick what directory each one of them will access. If you wish, you can even create separate FTP accounts for the very same domain name and give several persons their very own personal sign-in credentials to connect to the website content. Any of the three hosting Control Panels will offer you the opportunity to create, to edit or to remove an FTP account in a couple of easy steps and with less than a few mouse clicks, so even if you don’t have prior experience, you’ll be able to administer an account effortlessly.