The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is the type of protocol that allows for the files of a particular website to be safely managed. If you are a cPanel user, you can take advantage of this interface, which enables you not only to create your site’s FTP accounts, but also manage them.
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that, the FTP interface can only be accessed via cPanel if your web host has it enabled on the server you use. If it has, then you can use the same account username and password you use with your cPanel account when logging in to FTP.
Adding an FTP Account
When you want to add an FTP account, the following are the steps you need to follow:
When you add an FTP account and put in a password, the system is going to determine how strong or secure it is. The grading is between 0 to 100, wherein 0 means an extremely weak password, and 100 means a very strong password.
If your web host has set a minimum strength requirement for the password, you need to meet this in order to proceed. Once the Strength meter goes green, it means that the password you have entered meets or go beyond this required strength. In the event that you cannot think of a password strong enough to satisfy this requirement, you can use the “Password Generator” for assistance.
After this, you can proceed to entering the home directory of your FTP account.
Browsing and Managing FTP Accounts
The FTP Accounts table is where you can find all of your existing existing FTP accounts. This is where you can also manage them.
Changing FTP Account Passwords
When you want to change the password of your FTP accounts, perform these steps:
Changing FTP Account Quotas
You can also change the quota of your FTP accounts. To do this, perform the following:
Deleting FTP Accounts
When you want to remove an FTP account, just do the following:
It’s important that you use the “Delete Account and Files” option only if you are really sure of it, and that it cannot access your “public_html directory.” If you accidentally remove an FTP account that has access to this root directory, your website is going to break.