What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When will you need one?
FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol – a very popular way to upload and download files between a PC and a web server. Using an FTP client program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can connect to the server and view its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the main program window. All you will need to do to send files or entire directories in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is preferred by a lot of users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be restricted to connect to just one single folder on the server, so a web designer, for example, can complete their task without being able to see any other content in the hosting account. Also, the availability of different FTP accounts will also allow you to build multiple sites with web design applications such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their corresponding directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Website Hosting
You’ll be able to set up as many FTP accounts as you like with any of the Linux website hosting offered by our company, as we have decided not to restrict this feature. In this way, you can have multiple Internet sites at the same time or give other persons access to separate directories. As soon as a specific task has been carried out and you would not like that person to be able to access your files any longer, you can update the password for the particular FTP account or you can just delete the account with a few mouse clicks and stop worrying about someone connecting to it once more. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared hosting packages, will permit you to check the complete list of the existing FTP accounts listed alphabetically. It takes only one click to manage different options for any of them – to edit the password or the access path, to download an auto-config file, etc.