FTP (short for File Transfer Protocol), is the most popular method of uploading web files to a web hosting account. With an FTP client app that is installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can set up a connection to your website hosting server and copy all of the web files that you need with a couple of clicks. You can do this using an easy-to-work-with interface and it is as simple as dragging and dropping the files in question. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you are able to create several accounts, each one with a different level of access to your server space, so if you want to provide somebody with access, for example – a web designer, they will be able to access only a specific directory and won’t be able to see the remaining web content or any other info, including private details. Three things are mandatory in order to be able to connect via FTP – a hostname, which is normally a domain or an IP address, a username and a password.
FTP Accounts in Shared Hosting
You can set up as many FTP accounts as you want with each of the Linux shared packages that we offer, since we have chosen not to limit this service. In this way, you can maintain multiple Internet sites simultaneously or grant other individuals access to separate directories. Once a particular job has been accomplished and you wouldn’t like that person to be able to connect to your website files any longer, you can modify the password associated with the particular FTP account or you can just delete that account with a few clicks of the mouse and quit worrying about somebody connecting to it once again. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all hosting packages, will permit you to check the complete list of the existing FTP accounts listed alphabetically. It takes only one click of the mouse to administer various options for any of them – to change the password or the access path, to download an auto-config file, etc.