FTP, which is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol, is the most popular means for transferring content to a hosting account. Using an FTP client that is pre-installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can establish a connection to your hosting server and copy all of the web files that you need with a few mouse clicks. This is done using a user-friendly graphical interface and it is as simple as dragging and dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you’re able to create separate FTP accounts, each one with a different level of access to your web space, so if you would like to provide a third party with access, for instance – a web designer, they’ll be able to access only one specific directory and will not be able to access the remaining content or any other information, including personal details. Three must-haves are needed to be able to establish an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally an IP address or a domain name, a username and a password.

FTP Accounts in Shared Website Hosting

You can set up as many FTP accounts as you wish with each of the Linux shared website hosting packages that we’re offering, because we’ve chosen not to limit this service. In this way, you can run multiple websites at the same time or give other persons access to separate folders. As soon as a particular task has been fulfilled and you don’t want that person to be able to connect to your files anymore, you can change the password for the particular FTP account or you can just delete the account with several clicks and quit worrying about anyone connecting to it again. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all website hosting plans, will allow you to see the full list of the active FTP accounts displayed alphabetically. It takes just one click of the mouse to manage various options for any of them – to edit the password or the access path, to download an auto-configuration file, etc.