File Transfer Protocol (FTP) allows you to manage the files associated with your website. cPanel comes complete with an FTP server that is pre-configured and easy to use.
The addition of an FTP account will allow users to access the domain's folder on the server's hard disk.
To create an FTP account, perform the following steps:
/$dirwill not be allowed to access the parent directory but will be able to access
/$dirand all of its subfolders.
The user will not be able to upload more than the total disk space allotment for your hosting account, regardless of the quota you set here.
If you experience problems when you attempt to upload files with FTP, you may need to adjust the quota to allow more disk space for your account.
The FTP Accounts table allows you to manage existing FTP accounts.
To search for a specific FTP account, perform the following steps:
To change an existing FTP account's password, perform the following steps:
The quota limits the amount of data that a user can upload to your server.
To change an FTP account's quota, perform the following steps:
If the desired quota is not Unlimited, enter the maximum amount of data in MB.
Click Change Quota.
To remove an FTP account, perform the following steps:
When you configure an FTP client through this interface, a script will download to your computer. When you run this script, the FTP client will automatically be opened, configured, and connected to your FTP server.
To configure an FTP client, perform the following steps:
Select an FTP client. You can choose between Filezilla, Core FTP, or Cyberduck.
The FTP client will automatically open, configure itself, and connect to your FTP server. Then, you will be free to manage your website’s content. If you encounter problems when you try to automatically configure your FTP client, make sure your client is properly installed on your computer. If problems persist, consult your FTP client’s documentation.
If you need to see who has accessed your site with FTP, you can view this information in the raw access log files for your website.
You can download these log files from the cPanel Raw Access Logs interface. FTP logs will include
ftp_log in the filename.