HOW TO: Create / Delete an FTP Account in cPanel

Last modified: April 13, 2020
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Creating an FTP Account

  1. Login to cPanel.
  2. In the Files section, click on FTP Accounts button.
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    Select FTP Account

     

  3. Fill out the fields as needed in the Add FTP Account section. Below is a brief description of the options.
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    Add FTP Account

     

    Option Description
    Login: Enter the username you want to use; it will be combined with your primary domain name to create the full username. For example, if you enter joeuser in this field, the FTP Username will be: joeuser@example.com
    Password: Enter a strong password in this field. Need help creating a secure password? Use the Password Generator button.
    Password (Again): Enter the same password here, to confirm the spelling.
    Strength: This field tells you how secure your password is. Strength levels range from Very Weak to Very Strong
    Directory: When you create an FTP account, it is limited to the directory you set here. To give them full access to your file system, just enter a forward slash, like this: /

    To give limited access to your website files to an FTP account, enter public_html. Or as you name the FTP account it will try to automatically restrict access to public_html/username

    Quota: You can limit the amount of space an FTP user can use here, or set them to Unlimited.
  4. Click the Create FTP Account button. You will then see a message stating “Account Created “.

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Deleting an FTP Account

  1. Login to cPanel.
  2. In the Files section, click on FTP Accounts button.
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    Select FTP Account

     

  3. Select the FTP account you want to delete and click the Delete button to the right.
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    Select the FTP account you want to delete

     

  4. Two buttons will drop down, choose if you want to Delete Account, or Delete Account and Files. Choose Delete Account if you don’t know the choice to pick. You can always go back and delete unneeded files if you need to.
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    Choose Delete Account, or Delete Account and Files

     

  5. Then, the account will no longer be listed.
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