Introduction to FTP Accounts in cPanel: Part 6, Hostripples Web Hosting

Introduction to FTP Accounts in cPanel: Part 6

This is a tutorial about FTP Accounts in cPanel which is in continuation to the previous tutorial on Introduction to Web Disk.

This tool can be used for adding and configuring FTP accounts to get your website on the internet fast. i.e. You can use this interface to create and manage your website’s File Transfer Protocol (FTP) accounts which allows you to manage your website’s files. FTP allows you to manage the files that are associated with your website through an FTP client such as FileZilla.

When you click on FTP Accounts option in cPanel then the following screen will appear:

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Here you will see an option : 

Add FTP Account: This option is used for creating an FTP account. For that you are required to follow the below steps:

  • Enter the desired username in the Log Intext box.
  • Select the desired domain from the Domain
  • Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.

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Note : –

  • You can access this interface only if your hosting provider has enabled FTP services on your server.
  • If the account uses a dedicated IP address, you can use your cPanel account’s username and password to log in to FTP. Otherwise, you should use the full FTP account username (account, at-symbol, and domain name) and password to log in to FTP.
  • By default, you have to use cPanel account’s username and password but if you want to add more FTP accounts or if you want to give access to a particular directory then that can be done from here. You are required to enter that specific directories path in “Directory” text box.
  • You can use your cPanel account’s username and password to log in to FTP.

?  Some web hosts require a minimum password strength. A green password Strength meter indicates that the password is equal to or greater than the required password strength.

  • Click Password Generator to generate a strong password.

Next step for creating an FTP account is :

  • Enter the FTP account’s home directory.
  • Enter the disk space quota, or select “Unlimited”
  • Click Create FTP Account. The new account will appear in the FTP Accounts
  • FTP Accounts :

Following is the screen of FTP Accounts table. The FTP Accounts table allows you to manage existing FTP accounts.

To change an FTP account’s password, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Change Password for the FTP account for which you wish to change the password.
  2. Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.
  3. Click Change Password.

Change Quota: To change an FTP account’s quota, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Change Quota for the FTP account for which you wish to change the quota.
  2. Enter the disk space quota, or select “Unlimited”.
  3. Click “Change Quota”.

Delete: To remove an FTP account, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Delete for the FTP account that you wish to remove.
  2. Click the desired deletion option:
    • Delete Account — Remove the FTP account only. This will not remove the files that the FTP account’s home directory contains.
    • Delete Account and Files — Remove the FTP account and all of the files that the FTP account’s home directory contains.
    • Cancel — Do not delete the account.

Configure FTP Client: To configure an FTP client, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Configure FTP Client for the desired FTP account.
  2. Click FTP Configuration File under the desired FTP client’s logo. You can choose between Filezilla, Core FTP, or Cyberduck.
  3. Open the configuration script file that downloaded to your computer. The FTP client automatically opens, configures itself, and connects to your FTP server.

Special FTP Accounts:

The Special FTP Accounts section lists your cPanel account’s administrative FTP accounts.

These include your cPanel account’s primary FTP account and a log maintenance account.

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Introduction to FTP Accounts in cPanel: Part 6, Hostripples Web Hosting

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