FTP denotes File Transfer Protocol – a pretty popular method of sending web files between a computer system and a web server. With an FTP software program such as FileZilla or CuteFTP, you can connect to the server and see its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be displayed in another pane within the program window. All you’ll have to do to send files or whole directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is used by numerous users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to connect to just one folder on the server, so a designer, for example, can carry out their job without being able to see any other folder in the website hosting account. In addition, the availability of different FTP accounts will also enable you to create multiple Internet sites using web design applications like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their corresponding directories on the server.

FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to create a separate FTP account for each one of them, as we haven’t put a limit on this service with any of our semi-dedicated server packages. You can accomplish this through the FTP section of our user-friendly Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you can also view the full list of all the FTP accounts that you’ve created, along with the folder that each one can connect to. If needed, you will be able to edit the password for a certain account or to edit its access path with several mouse clicks. You can also remove an account without efforts in case you don’t require it any longer – for instance, if you’ve hired a web designer who’s done with the website and you do not want them to connect to your files any longer. For your convenience, we’ve compiled different tutorial videos, that will help you administer your FTP accounts without any effort if you’ve never used a web hosting service previously.

FTP Accounts in VPS

None of the Linux VPS services that we are offering has any limit on the total number of FTP accounts that you can have at any moment, so you can create an account for each website hosted on your VPS server, irrespective of whether it’s under a domain or subdomain. In addition, it does not matter which hosting Control Panel you will choose when you sign up – Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, since an FTP server will be set up on your virtual machine at the time of the configuration of any of them. In case you want several users to be able to establish an FTP connection to one and the same folder with their very own login details, for instance, it’ll take a few mouse clicks to set up a separate FTP account for each one of them. Deleting an existing account or changing the directory that it can connect to is just as simple and you will not have to deal with any obstacle, even if you don’t have any past experience in such matters.