Find out about FTP accounts and about FTP in general - exactly what they are and when you will be needing them.
FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular way to transmit web files between a computer and a web server. With an FTP software program like CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can set up a connection to the server and view its content in one pane, whereas the files on your PC will be displayed in another pane within the main program window. All you’ll have to do to send files or entire folders in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is preferred by lots of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to access just one single directory on the server, so a designer, for instance, can fulfill their job without accessing any other folder in the website hosting account. What’s more, the availability of different FTP accounts will also enable you to create multiple Internet sites using web design applications such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their specific directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Website Hosting
Any of the website hosting packages that we offer will allow you to set up unlimited FTP accounts, so you will be able to manage the content of your Internet sites independently or to provide other persons with access to any website in your website hosting account. In case you have a web design software application installed on your personal computer, you’ll be able to manage numerous websites at the same time and to update them without any efforts. In case you provide the login details to some other person to perform a certain task, you’ll be able to edit the password for that FTP account or to remove it altogether with only a few mouse clicks and avoid any chance of unauthorized access to your web content from then on. For your convenience, all FTP accounts that you create will be displayed alphabetically in the corresponding section of your Hepsia Control Panel.