FTP, which is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol, is the most popular means of transferring web files to a hosting account. Using an FTP software application that’s installed on your desktop PC or laptop, you can make a connection to your hosting server and copy all the web files that you need with a couple of clicks of the mouse. This is done via a user-friendly graphical interface and it is as easy as dragging ‘n’ dropping the abovementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you can set up separate FTP accounts, each with a different level of access to your server space, so if you wish to provide a 3rd party with access, for instance – a web designer, they will be able to connect only to a particular directory and won’t be able to see the remaining content or any other information, such as private details. Three prerequisites are compulsory to be able to make an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally an IP address or a domain name, a username and a password.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to set up as many FTP accounts as you like with each of the Linux cloud hosting packages offered by our company, because we’ve decided not to limit this service. Thus, you can maintain numerous Internet sites at the same time or grant other persons access to separate folders. Once a specific job has been carried out and you don’t want that individual to be able to connect to your website files anymore, you can change the password associated with the FTP account or you can just remove that account with a couple of clicks of the mouse and quit worrying about someone using it once again. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all hosting plans, will allow you to view the full list of the existing FTP accounts shown in alphabetical order. It takes just one single click to manage various options for any of them – to edit the password or the access path, to download an auto-config file, etc.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to set up a separate FTP account for each of them, since we haven’t set a limit on this functionality with any of our semi-dedicated packages. You can do this through the FTP section of our simple-to-work-with Hepsia Control Panel where you can also view the complete list of all the accounts that you have set up, along with the folder that each one can connect to. If needed, you will be able to edit the password for a specific account or to update its access path with several clicks of the mouse. You can also delete an account without effort in case you don’t require it anymore – for example, if you’ve hired a developer who’s finished with the site and you don’t want them to be able to connect to your files any longer. For convenience’s sake, we have shot different instructional videos, that will help you manage your FTP accounts with ease if you’ve never used a hosting package before.