File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a common method for uploading and downloading files to and from a web server. In cPanel, you can create FTP accounts to give others access to specific directories on your server. In this blog post, we will show you how to create a new FTP account in cPanel.
Step 1: Log into your cPanel account to begin, you will need to log into your cPanel account. This can typically be done by visiting your website's URL followed by "/cpanel" (e.g. "www.example.com/cpanel"). You will then be prompted to enter your cPanel username and password.
Step 2: Scroll down to the "Files" section and click on "FTP Accounts" Once you have logged in, you will be taken to the cPanel dashboard. Scroll down to the "Files" section and click on "FTP Accounts". This will take you to the FTP account management page.
Step 3: Click on the "Create FTP Account" button On the FTP account management page, you will see a button labeled "Create FTP Account". Click on it to start the process of creating a new FTP account.
Step 4: Enter the account information You will be prompted to enter the account information, such as the login username, password, and directory. Make sure to choose a secure username and password that you will remember. The directory field is optional and if left blank, the user will have access to the root directory.
Step 5: Set the disk space limit You can also set a disk space limit for the account; this will limit the amount of space the user can use in the server. This step is optional.
Step 6: Click on the "Create FTP Account" button Once you have entered the account information, click on the "Create FTP Account" button to create the new FTP account. You will see a message confirming that the account has been created.
Step 7: Test the FTP account to test the FTP account, you can use an FTP client such as FileZilla to connect to your server using the login credentials you created in step 4. Once connected, you should be able to upload and download files to and from the specified directory.
It's important to note that some web hosting providers may have different steps or methods to create a new FTP account in cPanel, so it's always recommended to check the documentation or contact support for guidance. Additionally, it's important to keep your FTP account credentials secure and not share them with anyone else.
In conclusion, creating a new FTP account in cPanel is a straightforward process that can be done in just a few steps. By following the above instructions, you will be able to give others access to specific directories on your server by creating an FTP account. Remember to choose a secure username and password, and to keep your FTP account credentials secure. Additionally, it's important to regularly review and update your FTP accounts to ensure that your website's security stays up to date.