What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When do you need to have one?
FTP, which is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol, is one of the most popular means of transmitting website files between a computer and a server. With an FTP client program such as FileZilla, you can connect to your web hosting account and drag ‘n’ drop files or entire directories in both directions and the software itself will take care of the rest. There are several advantages of employing File Transfer Protocol, among them the ability to restart an upload/download if there is some problem with the connection and the possibility to have different FTP accounts. Thanks to the latter option, you can set up FTP users that can access only certain folders in your web hosting account, but no other folders, emails or other info, which makes it the best solution particularly when you have to provide a web designer with access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with popular web design applications like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and upload the website content that you have created directly from them, without the need to use third-party software.
FTP Accounts in Shared Website Hosting
Any of the shared website hosting plans that we offer will allow you to create an unlimited number of FTP accounts, so you will be able to manage the content of your Internet sites separately or to give other people access to any website in your website hosting account. If you have a web design software program pre-installed on your home computer, you’ll be able to run numerous websites at the same time and to keep them updated without any efforts. In case you give the login details to some other individual to do a given task, you’ll be able to update the password for that FTP account or to delete it entirely with just a couple of clicks and avoid any risk of unsolicited access to your content from then on. For convenience’s sake, all FTP accounts that you set up will be displayed in alphabetical order in the respective section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.