Learn more about what FTP is, what it can do and what is the main benefit of using multiple FTP Accounts.
FTP, which denotes File Transfer Protocol, represents the most popular method of transmitting content to a web hosting account. With an FTP application that is pre-installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can establish a connection to your hosting server and copy all the files that you need with a few mouse clicks. You can do this via a user-friendly interface and it is as easy as dragging ‘n’ dropping the abovementioned files. The advantage of using FTP is that you’ll be able to set up separate FTP accounts, each with a different level of access to your web space, so if you have to provide a third party with access, for example – a web designer, they’ll be able to access only one specific directory and will not be able to access the rest of your content or any other info, including private details. Three prerequisites are required in order to be able to set up an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally an IP or a domain name, a username and a password.
FTP Accounts in Shared Hosting
You can set up as many FTP accounts as you want with any of the Linux shared hosting
that we offer, since we have chosen not to restrict this feature. In this way, you can have multiple Internet sites all at once or grant other individuals access to multiple directories. Once a particular task has been carried out and you wouldn’t like that individual to be able to access your website files anymore, you can modify the password associated with the particular FTP account or you can just delete the account with a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying about somebody connecting to it once more. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all website hosting packages, will permit you to see the full list of the existing FTP accounts displayed alphabetically. It takes only one click to manage various options for any of them – to change the access path or the password, to download an auto-config file, etc.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites under a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to create a different FTP account for each one of them, since we haven’t put a limit on this functionality with any of our packages. You can accomplish this through the FTP section of our simple-to-navigate Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you can also check the complete list of all the accounts that you have set up, along with the folder that each one of them can connect to. If necessary, you will be able to modify the password for a given account or to edit its access path with several mouse clicks. You can also remove an account without any effort if you do not require it any longer – for instance, if you have hired a web designer who is done with the website and you do not want them to access your web files any longer. For your convenience, we have made different instructional video clips, that will help you manage your FTP accounts without effort if you’ve never used a website hosting service before.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
The VPS server
packages offered by us will enable you to create an unlimited number of FTP accounts to manage the content of your websites. This is valid regardless of which Virtual Private Server plan you buy and which Control Panel you choose during the server order process – Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel. In any case, you’ll have FTP access to the VPS without the need to install any kind of software, since an FTP server is part of the basic software bundle that is included in the VPS plans by default. You can set up one FTP account for each domain or subdomain that you have registered or even several accounts for a single folder – in case you want several people to be able to access the website content inside it with their own personal sign-in credentials. With any of the offered Control Panels, setting up, deleting or editing an FTP account will require no more than a few clicks via a simple-to-use graphical interface.