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FTP Tutorial

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer files over the Internet. That is why many webmasters use FTP for uploading their websites files on their hosting accounts.

The FTP tutorial includes:

  • FTP Clients

    Learn how to install, configure and use the most popular FTP Clients - FileZilla, CuteFTP and SmartFTP

  • FTP Accounts

    Learn how to create and configure multiple different FTP accounts and set the appropriate permissions for each one of them.

  • FTP Sessions

    Check this page to find more information about the FTP Sessions and how to control them.

  • Change File Permissions Through FTP (CHMOD)

    Learn how to modify the permissions of your files through FTP. In this tutorial page you will find detailed information on how to "CHMOD" your files using a regular FTP client.

How do I start?

If you want to start a new website and would like to use secure FTP server with fast FTP connection and unlimited FTP access and accounts, you can check our FTP hosting services. For users, who need to change their FTP hosting provider, we offer free website files and database transfer.


Php-MySQL Tutorial

PHP is the most popular scripting language for web development. It is free, open source and server-side (the code is executed on the server). MySQL is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL). It is also free and open source. The combination of PHP and MySQL gives unmet options to create just about any kind of website - from small contact form to large corporate portal.

This PHP/MySQL tutorial is part of the rich collection of web hosting tutorials which SiteGround experts have prepared for you. Find out how to start your website, how to promote it, how to deal with cPanel, webmail and FTP.

PHP/MySQL Tutorial includes:

  • What is PHP

    A short introduction on what is PHP

  • What is MySQL

    What is MySQL and what are its benefits

  • Creating MySQL database and user

    Creating MySQL database and user - useful information for installing a PHP/MySQL script on your website

  • Removing MySQL database and user

    Instructions how to remove existing MySQL database and user from your hosting account.

  • MySQL Backup/Restore

    Learn how to create MySQL database backups and how to restore a database from an existing backup using phpMyAdmin

  • The following sections describe how to perform various MySQL operations:
    • Create a database table
    • Connect to the database
    • Querying the database
    • Displaying table data in HTML
    • Selecting individual records
  • MySQL Access Host

    Learn how to allow access for remote servers to your MySQL databases.

  • MySQL GUI tools:

    In the following sections you will find instructions how to perform various operations using MySQL GUI tools

    • Backup
    • Restore
    • Execute database queries
  • Zend Optimizer

    In this section of the tutorial you will find more information what is Zend Optimizer and how to check whether Zend Optimizer is properly running for your account

  • Pear modules

    Learn how to install Pear modules


SSH Tutorial

How to enable and use SSH