What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When will you need one?
FTP, which stands for File Transfer Protocol, is among the most widespread means for exchanging website files between a computer system and a web server. Using FTP software like FileZilla, you can set up a connection to your website hosting account and drag & drop files or entire folders in either direction and the software itself will cope with all the rest. There’re a number of advantages of using FTP, among them the ability to resume an upload/download if there’s a problem with the FTP connection or the option to use different FTP accounts. Thanks to the latter option, you can set up FTP users that can connect only to certain folders in your hosting account, but no other folders, e-mail accounts or any other info, which makes it the best solution especially if you have to give a web designer access, for example. You can also use an FTP account with popular website building applications such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and upload the websites that you have created straight from them, without having to make use of any 3rd-party software.
FTP Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to create a separate FTP account for any of them, as we have not put a restriction on this functionality with any of our semi-dedicated plans. You can accomplish this via the FTP section of our easy-to-work-with Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you can also check the full list of all the accounts that you have created, along with the folder that each one can access. If needed, you will be able to update the password for a specific account or to edit its access path with a few mouse clicks. You can also delete an account with no effort if you don’t require it any longer – for instance, if you’ve hired a web designer who’s done with the website and you don’t want them to be able to connect to your files anymore. For your convenience, we have created different how-to videos, that will help you administer your FTP accounts without any effort in case you have never used a hosting package before.