FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular method of uploading and downloading web files between a home PC and a web server. Using an FTP program like CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can connect to the server and see its content in one pane, whereas the files on your PC will be displayed in another pane within the program window. All you will have to do to send files or whole folders in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is preferred by a lot of users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to connect to just one directory on the server, so a web designer, for instance, can complete their task without being able to view any other directory in your web hosting account. Also, the availability of different FTP accounts will also enable you to create multiple websites using web design tools like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their specific folders on the server.
FTP Accounts in Shared Website Hosting
You can create as many FTP accounts as you wish with each of the Linux shared website hosting packages that we offer, because we’ve decided not to limit this service. Thus, you can have numerous Internet sites all at once or provide other individuals with access to different folders. Once a given job has been carried out and you wouldn’t like that person to be able to access your website files any longer, you can change the password for the FTP account or you can just delete that account with a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying about somebody connecting to it again. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared web hosting packages, will allow you to view the complete list of the active FTP accounts listed in alphabetical order. It takes only one single click to administer different options for any of them – to modify the access path or the password, to download an auto-config file, etc.