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Configure FTP Client – cPanel

Learn how to Configure FTP Client in cPanel. With FTP (File Transfer Protocol), you can upload or download many files at once and much more.

Video tutorial – Configure FTP Client – cPanel

Step-by-step tutorial – Configure FTP Client – cPanel

  1. FTP Accounts

    Login to cPanel.
    Tutorial: login from the Client Area or the direct link.
    Find the Files section and click the FTP Account link.
    Scroll down to FTP Accounts section.
    Click the Configure FTP Client in the Actions column beside the FTP account that you want to configure.

    Extilum cPanel - Files - FTP Accounts - Configure FTP Client

  2. Configure FTP Client

    – You must install an FTP client on your computer before you download and run the configuration script file explained below.
    – For instructions, visit the Core FTP website for Windows® computers or the Cyberduck website for macOS® computers.
    – If you encounter problems when you try to automatically configure your FTP client, ensure that your client is properly installed on your computer.

    If problems persist, consult your FTP client’s documentation.

    Click FTP Configuration File under the desired FTP client’s logo. You can choose between Core FTP and Cyberduck.
    We only support auto-configuration for these FTP clients. To use another client, manually configure the client.
    Click Instructions to view detailed instructions for your chosen client.
    FTP does not support Server Name Indication (SNI). You must use the server’s hostname as the FTP server to connect with SSL.
    You can’t use your domain name. 

    Open the configuration script file that was downloaded to your computer.
    The FTP client automatically opens, configures itself, and connects to your FTP server.

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