Find out about FTP accounts and about FTP in general - exactly what they are and when you will need them.
FTP, which stands for File Transfer Protocol, is the most famous means for uploading website content to a web hosting account. With an FTP app that is installed on your desktop or laptop computer, you can establish a connection to your web hosting server and copy all the files that you need with several mouse clicks. You can do this using a simple-to-navigate interface and it is as simple as dragging & dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you’ll be able to create different accounts, each with a different level of access to your online storage space, so if you wish to give someone access, for instance – a designer, they will be able to connect only to one specific directory and won’t be able to view the rest of your web content or any other information, such as private details. Three things are necessary in order to be able to establish an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally a domain name or an IP address, a username and a password.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting
packages will allow you to set up numerous FTP accounts with only a few clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel and to define what website files and folders each one can access. There is no upper limit on the maximum number of accounts that you are allowed to set up, so you will be able to have as many as you need at any particular moment. In case you don’t want to use a specific FTP account anymore or if a designer has accomplished their task and you don’t want them to connect to the website content any longer, you can simply remove that account. The FTP section of the Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to view all currently existing accounts displayed alphabetically, together with different options, which you can access with a single click. You will be able to modify the access path and the password, to download an auto-configuration file, and so on. We also have a detailed Help database, which can help you manage your FTP accounts if you experience any complication.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
With our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will be able to create as many FTP accounts as you want, even separate accounts with access to one and the same folder – if you would like several individuals to be able to access the exact same content with entirely different login details. Our semi-dedicated hosting plans
don’t involve any limitation on the maximum number of the FTP accounts that you can have at a time, so you’ll be able to administer your website files and to modify your websites without any effort. In case you’d like to limit the access to your web content, you can alter the folder that an account can access or you can remove the account entirely with no more than a few clicks of the mouse via the Control Panel. You will be able to see all the accounts and to modify any of them, if needed. For your convenience, you can also download an auto-config file for a number of FTP clients. In addition, we’ve got in-depth help articles and how-to videos, which will help you manage your FTP accounts without hassles.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
The VPS server
plans that we offer will enable you to create an unlimited number of FTP accounts to administer the content of your websites. This is valid regardless of which VPS package you get and which hosting Control Panel you choose during the VPS order process – Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin. In any case, you’ll be granted FTP access to the VPS without the need to install any kind of software, as an FTP server is part of the software bundle which is included in the VPS plans by default. You can set up one FTP account for every domain or sub-domain that you host or even separate accounts for one single directory – in case you want several people to access the website content in it with their very own sign-in credentials. With any of the available Control Panels, setting up, deleting or modifying an FTP account will take no more than a few clicks via a simple-to-navigate web-based interface.