This article describes how to add, modify, and delete FTP accounts for your web site.
The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol that is used to transfer files between computers. To download or upload files, a user uses an FTP client to connect to an FTP server.
There are many FTP clients available for all of the major operating systems. There are standalone FTP clients, such as FileZilla, and most web browsers have integrated FTP functionality. Generally, if you have a large amount of files to upload or download, using a dedicated FTP client is the easiest and preferred method. For more information about how to use an FTP client with your hosting account, please see this article.
Using cPanel, you can set up FTP accounts so that specific external users can access a restricted part of your web site.
When you create an FTP account, cPanel creates a directory on your web site that allows external users (who know the username and password) to upload and download files to and from that location.
To create an FTP account on your web site, follow these steps:
Under Add FTP Account, in the Log in text box, type the username for the FTP account.
In the Password (Again) text box, retype the account password.
In the Directory text box, type the directory to which the FTP account will have access. By default, this directory is located under your public_html directory, and its name is the FTP account username.
It is a good security practice to regularly change FTP account passwords. You should always change an FTP account password if you suspect an unauthorized user has gained access to the account.
To change the password for an FTP account, follow these steps:
In the Password (Again) text box, retype the new password.
To delete an FTP account, follow these steps:
You can delete just the FTP account, or you can delete the FTP account and all of its associated files:
For more information about FTP, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Transfer_Protocol.
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