FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol – a quite popular method for uploading and downloading website files between a home computer and a web server. With an FTP client program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can make a connection to the server and view its content in one pane, while 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 mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is preferred by a lot of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each one can be restricted to connect to just one single folder on the server, so a designer, for example, can do their job without accessing any other content in the website hosting account. Plus, the presence of different FTP accounts will also enable you to build multiple Internet sites using web design apps like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their specific directories on the server.

FTP Accounts in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting packages will permit you to create numerous FTP accounts with just a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel and to choose what files and folders each one can access. There isn’t any upper limit on the total number of accounts that you are allowed to create, so you can have as many as you wish at any given time. If you don’t want to use a specific FTP account anymore or in case a web designer has accomplished their task and you do not want them to connect to the website content anymore, you can simply delete that account. The Control Panel’s FTP section will allow you to check all currently existing FTP accounts shown in alphabetical order, along with different options, which you can access with one single mouse click. You’ll be able to update the access path and the password, to download an auto-configuration file, and so on. We also have an elaborate Help library, which can help you administer your FTP accounts should you have to deal with any obstacle.

FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to set up a separate FTP account for each one of them, as we haven’t set a limit on this service with any of our plans. You can do this via the FTP section of our simple-to-work-with Hepsia Control Panel where you can also see the full list of all the accounts that you’ve set up, along with the folder that each one can access. If necessary, you’ll be able to change the password for a particular FTP account or to change its access path with a few mouse clicks. You can also delete an account without any effort in case you don’t require it any longer – for instance, if you have hired a developer who is done with the site and you do not want them to connect to your web files anymore. For convenience’s sake, we’ve prepared different how-to video clips, which will help you administer your FTP accounts without any effort in case you have never used a web hosting plan before.

FTP Accounts in VPS Hosting

None of the Linux VPS hosting that we’re offering includes a limitation on the number of FTP accounts that you can manage at any given time, so you can set up a separate account for each site hosted on your VPS, regardless of whether it is under a domain or sub-domain. Also, it does not matter which hosting Control Panel you will choose when you sign up – DirectAdmin, Hepsia or cPanel, 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 persons to establish a connection to the exact same directory using their own personal sign-in credentials, for example, it’ll take a couple of clicks of the mouse to create a different FTP account for each of them. Deleting an active account or modifying the folder that it can access is just as simple and you will not experience any difficulty, even if you don’t have any previous experience in such matters.