How to create an FTP account on cPanel and log in to it?

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Creating an FTP Account

To create an FTP account for your hosting account, follow the below steps:

  1. Log in to your cPanel account.
  2. Click on the FTP Accounts icon from the top “Files” section.
    FTP Accounts Icon on cPanel
  3. Here you will find the options to Add FTP Account.
    Log In: the FTP username that you want to set. FTP will be the first part of your FTP username
    Domain: Select the domain name that you want to create the FTP with. So, if your domain is domain.com and you choose the username “ftpuser” then your final FTP username would be ftpuser@example.com
    Password: Enter a strong password for your FTP user.
    Password (Again): Enter the same password again here.
    Directory: Set the directory that you would like to use for that FTP home directory.
    Quota: You can set the quota manually or select unlimited so that it can use all of your available disk space.
  4. Now click on the “Create FTP Account” button and your below account will be created.
    Add New FTP Account

After you have created the FTP account, you can see and manage all your FTP account from the same page. You can log in to your FTP account by following this guide.

Log in to the FTP account with FileZilla client

After you have created new FTP account in cPanel, you can log in to it with any FTP client. Here, we will show you how you can log in to your FTP account with FileZilla.

First, you will need the login credential and FTP server URL. As you have created the FTP user by following the above instructions, you already should know the username and password for it. The FTP server would be ftp.yourdomain.com where yourdomain.com is replaced by your own domain name for the FTP account. After you got those, follow these steps to log in to your FTP account.

  1. Open FileZilla client.
  2. On the box called “Host” enter the FTP server URL.
    Username: Type in the full username of your FTP account
    Password: Write the Password of your FTP account.
    Port: Leave it blank and it will automatically assume the FTP port 21
  3. Now click on the “Quickconnect” button and FileZilla will connect you to your FTP account and list the files in it.
    Log in to FTP with Filezilla
  4. From here you can download and upload files to your FTP account.

That’s it, connecting to FTP account should be very easy as we have described above. But if you still face any issue while connecting to FTP server, feel free to contact us so that we can help you through the issue.

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