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Create an FTP account – cPanel

Learn how to Create an FTP account in cPanel. File Manager can only upload or download one file at a time. It is not a good option if you need to handle a lot of files. There are also times when you want to give someone access to your files, but you don’t want to share your cPanel credentials. The best option is to connect to your server with FTP (File Transfer Protocol).

With FTP, you can upload or download many files at once and much more.
FTP is automatically created in cPanel when you sign up for hosting, create an addon domain or subdomain, or enable anonymous FTP. By default, you already have an FTP account in your cPanel. Use your cPanel username and password to log in to it.

Video tutorial – Create an FTP account – cPanel

Step-by-step tutorial – Create an FTP account – 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.

    Extilum cPanel - Files - FTP Accounts

  2. Add FTP Account

    Log in
    Type the name of the FTP user.
    The username will be the name you enter plus @domain 
    Choose the domain where you wish to create the FTP account by selecting it from the Domain drop-down menu
    Type a password that will be used to authenticate this FTP account.
    Enter a secure password in the Password text box. It must contain uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. The system will evaluate the password that you enter on a scale of 100. A weak password has 0 value, while a very secure password has 100 value. Or you can click the Password Generator to let the system create a secure password for you. 
    Password (Again)
    Retype a password from above.

    Extilum cPanel - Files - FTP Accounts

  3. Create FTP Account

    cPanel will auto-populate an assumed directory based on the FTP username. 
    We recommend providing the directory you would like the user to access.
    If you erase everything and type a single “/”, the user will have access to your home directory (anything outside of the public_html folder).

    With this option, You can restrict access to a developer or an employee. You can determine the level of access for a user.
    The FTP user will not be able to navigate outside of the specified directory and subdirectories.

    Type the amount of space you want to limit the account.
    Select Unlimited if you don’t want to limit the space for the account. 

    Click the Create FTP Account.

    Extilum cPanel - Files - FTP Accounts

  4. Wait for the Success Message

    You can find your new FTP Account in the FTP Accounts table.

    Extilum cPanel - Files - FTP Accounts

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