Learn more about what FTP actually is, what it does and what is the main advantage of having multiple FTP Accounts.
FTP (short for File Transfer Protocol), represents the most popular method for transmitting website files to a web hosting account. With an FTP software application that’s pre-installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can make a connection to your web hosting server and copy all the files that you need with a few mouse clicks. This is done using an easy-to-work-with interface and it is as simple as dragging and dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you will be able to create separate accounts, each one with a different level of access to your server space, so if you wish to grant someone access, for instance – a web designer, they will be able to connect only to a specific directory and won’t be able to view the rest of your content or any other information, such as personal details. You need three prerequisites in order to be able to establish an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally a domain or an IP, a username and a password.
FTP Accounts in Hosting
You will be able to set up as many FTP accounts as you wish with each of the Linux hosting
that we are offering, as we have chosen not to limit this functionality. Thus, you can manage multiple sites simultaneously or give other individuals access to different folders. Once a specific job has been accomplished and you do not want that individual to be able to access your files any longer, you can update the password associated with the specific FTP account or you can just delete the account with a few clicks of the mouse and quit worrying about someone connecting to it once again. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting packages, will allow you to check the full list of the existing FTP accounts shown alphabetically. It takes just one single mouse click to manage various options for any of them – to modify the access path or the password, to download an auto-config file, etc.
FTP Accounts in VPS
In case you open a Linux virtual private servers
with us and select any of the 3 hosting Control Panels that we are offering – cPanel, Hepsia or DirectAdmin, an FTP server will be installed on your VPS, since it is an essential part of the default software bundle that comes with all servers ordered with a hosting Control Panel. This will enable you to create as many FTP accounts as you like and to indicate what folder each one of them can connect to. If you wish, you can even set up multiple accounts for the exact same domain name and give different individuals their own login credentials to connect to the website content. Each of the three Control Panels will provide you with the ability to set up, to edit or to delete an FTP account in a few easy steps and with no more than a few clicks of the mouse, so even in case you do not possess any past experience, you’ll be able to manage an FTP account seamlessly.