FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol – a very popular method of uploading and downloading website files between a computer and a server. With an FTP software program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can connect to the server and see its content in one pane, whereas the files on your PC will be shown in another pane within the main program window. All you need to do to send files or entire directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is used by lots of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to access just one single directory on the server, so a designer, for instance, can fulfill their job without being able to access any other folder in the website hosting account. Furthermore, the presence of different FTP accounts will also permit you to create numerous websites with web design tools like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their specific directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to set up as many FTP accounts as you need with each of the Linux cloud hosting packages that we offer, because we’ve decided not to limit this functionality. Thus, you can maintain numerous websites at once or give other persons access to multiple directories. Once a given task has been completed and you would not like that person to be able to connect to your files anymore, you can update the password for the FTP account or you can simply remove the account with a few mouse clicks and quit worrying about somebody accessing it once more. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all shared web hosting accounts, will allow you to view the complete list of the existing FTP accounts shown in alphabetical order. It takes only one single click of the mouse to administer various options for any of them – to update the access path or the password, to download an auto-configuration file, etc.