Understand more about what FTP really is, what it does and what is the main advantage of having multiple FTP Accounts.
FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol – a pretty popular method for transmitting website files between a computer system and a web server. With an FTP software program like CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can set up a connection to the server and check its content in one pane, whereas the files on your PC will be displayed in another pane within the main program window. All you will have to do to send files or entire folders in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is used by plenty of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each one can be restricted to access just one directory on the server, so a designer, for instance, can do their task without being able to see any other folder in the web hosting account. What’s more, the presence of different FTP accounts will also permit you to create numerous Internet sites using web design tools such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting
plans will permit you to set up numerous FTP accounts with just several clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and to indicate what website files and folders each one can access. There isn’t any upper limit to the total number of accounts that you can set up, so you will be able to have as many as you want at any particular time. In case you would not like to use a certain FTP account any longer or in case a designer has done their job and you don’t want them to connect to your website content anymore, you can simply remove that account. The FTP section of the Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to view all currently active FTP accounts listed in alphabetical order, along with different options, which you can access with one single mouse click. You’ll be able to edit the access path and the password, to download an auto-config file, and so on. We also have an extensive Help section, which will help you administer your FTP accounts in case you need to deal with any difficulty.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to create a separate FTP account for any of them, since we have not restricted this functionality with any of our semi-dedicated plans. You can do this via the FTP section of our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you can also view the full list of all the accounts that you’ve set up, together with the folder that each one of them can connect to. If necessary, you’ll be able to update the password for a particular account or to change its access path with a couple of clicks. You can also delete an account without any effort in case you do not require it any longer – for example, if you have hired a developer who’s finished with the site and you don’t want them to access your website files any longer. For convenience’s sake, we have shot a number of educational videos, which will help you manage your FTP accounts with ease if you’ve never used a hosting plan previously.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
None of the VPS servers
offered by our company has a restriction on the total number of FTP accounts that you can have at any given time, so you can set up a separate FTP account for any site hosted on your Virtual Private Server, irrespective of whether it is under a domain or sub-domain. Furthermore, it does not matter which Control Panel you’ll select when you subscribe – Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, as an FTP server will be set up on your VPS at the time of the configuration of any of them. In case you want several people to establish an FTP connection to the very same folder with their own sign-in credentials, for instance, it will take a few clicks of the mouse to create an FTP account for each of them. Removing an existing account or changing the folder that it can connect to is just as simple and you will not have any difficulty, even if you lack past experience in such matters.