FTP Accounts

FTP Accounts

A user account known as a file transfer protocol account (FTP account) allows users to move files to and from a host computer utilizing FTP services. This account is made for each new FTP user who requests FTP services. It is developed and kept up on an FTP server.

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) accounts for your website can be created and managed using this interface. You may control the files on your website via FTP.

Add FTP Account

To create an FTP account, perform the following steps:

  1. Fill out the login text box with the appropriate username.
  2. From the Domain option, choose the appropriate domain.
  3. Enter and confirm the new password in the desired text boxes.
  4. Go to the home directory for the FTP account.
  5. Type in your disc space allotment or choose Unlimited.
  6. Click Create FTP Account in step six. The FTP Accounts table will show the new account.

FTP Accounts

The FTP Accounts table allows you to manage existing FTP accounts.

Change Password

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

  1. For the FTP account you want to change the password for, click Change Password.
  2. Fill out the Password and Password (again) text fields with the new password and confirm it.
  3. Select Password Change.

Change Quota

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

  1. To alter the quota for a specific FTP account, click Change Quota.
  2. Type in the disc space allotment or choose Unlimited.
  3. Select Quota Change.


To remove an FTP account, perform the following steps:

  1. For the FTP account you want to delete, click Delete.
  2. Click the desired deletion option:
    • Delete Account— Just delete the FTP account. The files in the home directory of the FTP account won't be deleted as a result..
    • Delete Account and Files— Remove the FTP account and all of the files located in the home directory of the FTP account.

Configure FTP Client

To configure an FTP client, perform the following steps:

  1. To configure the desired FTP account, click Configure FTP Client.
  2. Click FTP Configuration File next to the logo of the preferred FTP client. Cyberduck and Core FTP are your options.
  3. Launch the configuration script file you just downloaded. The FTP client launches, sets up, and connects to your FTP server automatically.

Special FTP Accounts

The primary FTP account and the log access account for your cPanel account are included in the Special FTP Accounts table. These accounts are automatically created by the system. You are unable to edit or delete these accounts, unlike regular FTP accounts. This is so that the system can connect these accounts to cPanel account administration functions.

Primary FTP account

To all of the files in your cPanel account, this account has FTP access. Aside from the ( public. Html) directory on your account, it can access files that are located elsewhere. Use the SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) protocol alone to access this account.

Log access account

This account lets you download your website’s raw access logs. The logs are available in the /etc/apache2/logs/domlogs/USERNAME directory, where USERNAME is the log access account’s username. This directory contains the FTP transaction logs for domains on webservers running EasyApache 4.

Anonymous FTP accounts

These accounts enable users to connect anonymously via FTP and access the files on your website. The Anonymous FTP interface in cPanel (cPanel > Home » Files » Anonymous FTP) allows you to control this access. These accounts are not deleted by the system when anonymous FTP is disabled.


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