Find out about FTP accounts and about FTP as a whole - exactly what they are and when you will be needing them.
FTP, which is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, represents one of the most popular methods for transferring website files between a computer system and a server. With an FTP client program such as FileZilla, you can connect to your web hosting account and drag ‘n’ drop files or whole folders in either direction and the software will take care of all the rest. There are several benefits of using File Transfer Protocol, among them the option to resume a download/upload in case there’s some problem with the FTP connection or the ability to use different FTP accounts. Thanks to the latter option, you can set up FTP users that can connect only to particular folders in your web hosting account, but no other folders, e-mails or any other information, which makes it the very best option when you need to grant a web designer access, for example. You can also use an FTP account with popular website building applications such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the website content that you’ve created straight from them, without the need to resort to any third-party software.
FTP Accounts in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to set up as many FTP accounts as you need with any of the shared web hosting that we offer, because we have chosen not to limit this service. In this way, you can maintain numerous sites simultaneously or grant other individuals access to multiple directories. Once a specific task has been done and you don’t want that individual to be able to connect to your website files anymore, you can update the password associated with the particular FTP account or you can simply remove the account with several mouse clicks and stop worrying about somebody accessing it once again. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all shared hosting accounts, will allow you to view the full list of the active FTP accounts shown alphabetically. It takes only one single click of the mouse to manage various options for any of them – to update the password or the access path, to download an auto-config file, etc.