Discover more about FTP accounts and about FTP in general - exactly what they are and when you will be needing them.
FTP denotes File Transfer Protocol – a quite popular way to upload and download website files between a computer system and a server. With an FTP software program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can connect to the server and check its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the program window. All you’ll have to do to send files or entire directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is used by a lot of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each of them can be restricted to connect to just one single directory on the server, so a web designer, for example, can fulfill their job without being able to view any other directory in the website hosting account. Plus, the presence of different FTP accounts will also permit you to build numerous sites with web design apps like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their respective folders on the server.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to create a separate FTP account for each of them, since we have not limited this feature with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. You can accomplish this via the FTP section of our simple-to-use Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you can also check the complete list of all the accounts that you’ve set up, along with the folder that each one of them can connect to. If needed, you’ll be able to edit the password for a given FTP account or to update its access path with a few mouse clicks. You can also delete an account without effort if you don’t need it anymore – for example, if you have hired a web developer who is finished with the site and you don’t want them to be able to access your website files any longer. For convenience’s sake, we’ve compiled different tutorial videos, that will help you manage your FTP accounts effortlessly if you have never used a website hosting plan previously.