cPanel – FTP

     How to use FTP accounts in cPanel?   

Step 1 − Open FTP accounts feature by clicking FTP accounts found under Files Section.

Once FTP accounts feature is opened, you will see the following screen.

Step 2 − Enter the login name for your new user, it will be the user’s username, also provide a strong password for this user.

Step 3 − Enter Directory for your new user, you may also leave it with pre-filled directory name according to your user.

Step 4 − Provide FTP storage quota, you may provide unlimited quota or use some value in Megabytes.

Step 5 − Click on Create FTP Account and Your FTP account will be created.

Configure FTP Client

To configure your FTP client, you can download any pre-built configuration file by clicking Configure FTP Account.

You can download FTP Configuration files for FileZilla or CoreFTP, which are windows software or Cyberduck for Mac.

Special FTP Accounts

These FTP accounts are pre-built with hosting account and cannot be deleted, these are used for administrative purposes.




cPanel - FTP Sessions

How to use FTP connections in cPanel?

To access this feature, click FTP Sessions link from the Files section of cPanel.

 It will open an interface in which it will show the current users who are logged into your site. If no user has logged in, it will display the message that no users have logged in.

Here it will show the following information −

Terminate an FTP Connection

If you think that any user is not doing any activity and is in IDLE mode for a long time, or if you think a user is uploading a very large file or doing something malicious, you can terminate the connection by clicking the disconnect button from Actions. You will see the following prompt.

Click on Disconnect “User”, and user’s FTP connection will be terminated instantly.










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