FTP (short for File Transfer Protocol), represents the most popular method of transmitting web content to a hosting account. With an FTP software app that’s installed on your desktop or laptop computer, you can establish a connection to your hosting server and copy all of the website files that you need with a few clicks of the mouse. You can do this using a simple-to-work-with interface and it is as easy as dragging and dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using FTP is the fact that you are able to create separate FTP accounts, each one with a different level of access to your online storage space, so if you need to provide a 3rd party with access, for example – a web designer, they’ll be able to connect only to a specific directory and will not be able to access the remaining content or any other information, including private details. Three things are needed to be able to set up an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally an IP or a domain name, a user name and a password.

FTP Accounts in Shared Web Hosting

You can create as many FTP accounts as you like with any of the Linux shared web hosting packages offered by us, because we have chosen not to restrict this service. In this way, you can run numerous websites at the same time or give other individuals access to separate directories. As soon as a certain task has been carried out and you would not like that person to be able to access your website files anymore, you can modify the password associated with the particular FTP account or you can simply delete that account with a few mouse clicks and stop worrying about somebody using it once more. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting plans, will allow you to see the complete list of the active FTP accounts shown alphabetically. It takes only one click to administer various options for any of them – to update the access path or the password, to download an auto-configuration file, etc.

FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to set up a separate FTP account for each of them, since we haven’t set a limit on this feature with any of our semi-dedicated plans. You can accomplish this through the FTP section of our easy-to-work-with Hepsia Control Panel where you can also check the complete list of all the FTP accounts that you’ve created, along with the folder that each one can access. If necessary, you will be able to modify the password for a certain FTP account or to update its access path with several clicks. You can also remove an account without effort if you don’t require it any longer – for instance, if you’ve hired a designer who’s done with the Internet site and you do not want them to connect to your files anymore. For convenience’s sake, we have compiled a number of how-to videos, that will help you manage your FTP accounts with no effort in case you’ve never used a web hosting service before.