FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol – a pretty popular method of transmitting web files between a home computer and a server. Using an FTP program like CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can connect to the server and see its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be displayed in another pane within the main program window. All you will have to do to send files or entire folders in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is used by numerous users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to access just one single folder on the server, so a designer, for instance, can fulfill their job without being able to access any other folder in the hosting account. In addition, the availability of different FTP accounts will also enable you to create numerous Internet sites with web design apps like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Shared Hosting
You can create as many FTP accounts as you wish with each of the Linux shared hosting packages offered by us, since we’ve decided not to restrict this service. Thus, you can maintain numerous sites simultaneously or provide other people with access to different directories. Once a certain job has been done and you wouldn’t like that person to be able to connect to your web files any longer, you can change the password associated with the specific FTP account or you can just delete the account with several clicks of the mouse and quit worrying about somebody accessing it again. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all hosting accounts, will permit you to check the full list of the existing FTP accounts shown alphabetically. It takes only one click to administer different options for any of them – to edit the access path or the password, to download an auto-configuration file, etc.