cPanel - FTP

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) allows you to manage your files with third party applications like FileZilla, CoreFTP, etc. Using an FTP file manager to upload files is a great practice when the number of files or the size of the files is large. FTP accounts configure users who can upload, download, or edit files via FTP. Each FTP user has their own username and home directory, only that particular directory that the user will have access to.

To create an FTP account, follow these steps -

Step 1 - Open the FTP Accounts feature by clicking FTP Accounts in the File section.

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Once the FTP Accounts function is opened, you will see the following screen.

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Step 2: Enter the login name for the new user, it will be the user's username, also provide a strong password for this user.

Step 3: Enter the directory for your new user, you can also leave it with the directory name pre-filled according to your user.

Step 4: Provide an FTP storage quota, you can either provide an unlimited quota or use a value in megabytes.

Step 5: Click Create FTP Account and your FTP account will be created.

Configuring the FTP client #

To configure the FTP client, you can download any default configuration file by clicking Configure FTP Account.

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You can download the FTP configuration files for FileZilla or CoreFTP, which are software for Windows or Cyberduck for Mac.

Special FTP accounts #

These FTP accounts are preconfigured with a hosting account and cannot be deleted, they are used for administrative purposes.

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One of the special FTP accounts is your administrative FTP account, whose username will be the same as the account username. The home directory of this FTP account is the root directory of the cPanel account. You can access all files in your account with this FTP account. Your password will be the same as your cPanel account.