FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol – a quite popular method for uploading and downloading web files between a home computer and a web server. With an FTP program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can connect to the server and view its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the main program window. All you will 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. FTP is used by plenty of users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be restricted to connect to just one directory on the server, so a web designer, for example, can do their job without being able to see any other content in your website hosting account. Also, the availability of different FTP accounts will also enable you to build multiple websites using web design applications like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Website Hosting
You can set up as many FTP accounts as you want with any of the Linux website hosting that we are offering, because we’ve chosen not to limit this functionality. In this way, you can run numerous Internet sites all at once or grant other people access to different folders. As soon as a particular task has been fulfilled and you wouldn’t like that individual to be able to access your website files any longer, you can edit the password for the specific FTP account or you can simply remove that account with several clicks and stop worrying about somebody accessing it once more. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting packages, will allow you to view the complete list of the existing FTP accounts listed alphabetically. It takes only a click to administer various options for any of them – to update the access path or the password, to download an auto-config file, etc.