FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, which is the ability to transfer files between computers. Creating an FTP account allows you to give limited access to other peopel so they can upload files to your website that you can use later to build your website. These files are uploaded to your File Manager. FTP is similar to SSH, but SSH is more secure and gives users more access to execute commands on your account.
In this section, we’ll discuss:
- Creating an FTP Account
- Managing FTP Files in File Manager
Creating an FTP Account
1. From your cPanel, in the Files section, click FTP Account.
2. Complete the form, and then click Create FTP Account.
3. Your new FTP account appears in the FTP Accounts section. You can change an FTP account password, delete an FTP account, or change an account quota (maximum amount of information that can be passed through the account) from here.
4. Access the FTP access information by clicking Configure FTP Client. Give this information to someone to upload files to your File Manager that you can download or use to build your website.
Managing FTP Files in File Manager
1. From your cPanel, in the Files section, click File Manager.
2. Find and expand the public_html file folder.
3. Within the public_html file, there is a file for each FTP account you’ve created. The FTP file has the same name as the FTP username. If someone uploaded something via an FTP client, it appears. Any folders these users create also appear. If you put a file into an FTP folder, the FTP user can view and edit it. Click the files to edit them using the tool at the top of the page.