What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When will you be needing one?
FTP, which is short for File Transfer Protocol, represents the most popular means for sending website files to a hosting account. Using an FTP application that’s pre-installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can establish a connection to your hosting server and copy all of the files that you want with several clicks. This is done using an easy-to-use graphical interface and it is as simple as dragging & dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you are able to create different FTP accounts, each with a different level of access to your web space, so if you have to grant someone access, for instance – a web designer, they’ll be able to connect only to one specific folder and won’t be able to see the remaining content or any other information, such as personal details. Three things are mandatory to be able to establish an FTP connection – a hostname, which is usually an IP address or a domain, a username and a password.
FTP Accounts in Website Hosting
You will be able to create as many FTP accounts as you like with any of the Linux website hosting packages that we’re offering, since we have chosen not to restrict this functionality. Thus, you can manage numerous websites all at once or grant other individuals access to separate folders. As soon as a particular task has been fulfilled and you do not want that person to be able to access your website files anymore, you can modify the password associated with the FTP account in question or you can simply remove the account with several clicks and quit worrying about someone accessing it once again. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared web hosting packages, will allow you to view the full list of the existing FTP accounts shown alphabetically. It takes just one single mouse click to manage different options for any of them – to edit the password or the access path, to download an auto-configuration file, etc.