FTP denotes File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular method for transferring files between a home computer and a server. With an FTP program like FileZilla or CuteFTP, you can connect to the server and check its content in one pane, while the files on your PC will be displayed in another pane within the main program window. All you need to do to send files or entire directories in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is used by numerous users because you can create different FTP accounts and each of them can be limited to connect to just one directory on the server, so a web designer, for instance, can carry out their job without accessing any other directory in the hosting account. Also, the presence of different FTP accounts will also allow you to build numerous sites using web design apps such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their specific directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Cloud Hosting
You’ll be able to create as many FTP accounts as you wish with each of the Linux cloud hosting packages that we offer, because we’ve chosen not to limit this service. In this way, you can maintain numerous sites at once or grant other persons access to multiple folders. Once a particular job has been accomplished and you wouldn’t like that person to be able to connect to your web files anymore, you can update the password for the FTP account in question or you can simply delete the account with a few mouse clicks and quit worrying about anybody connecting to it again. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting plans, will permit you to see the full list of the existing FTP accounts shown alphabetically. It takes just one single mouse click to manage various options for any of them – to modify the password or the access path, to download an auto-config file, etc.