The FTP Accounts table allows you to manage existing FTP accounts.
To change an FTP account's password, perform the following steps:
- Click Change Password for the FTP account for which you wish to change the password.
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- Click Change Password.
If your server uses the ProFTPd FTP server, you cannot use quotas. For more information, contact your hosting provider.
To change an FTP account's quota, perform the following steps:
- Click Change Quota for the FTP account for which you wish to change the quota.
- Enter the disk space quota, or select Unlimited.
Click Change Quota.
To remove an FTP account, perform the following steps:
- Click Delete for the FTP account that you wish to remove.
Click the desired deletion option:
Delete Account — Remove the FTP account only. This will not remove the files that the FTP account's home directory contains.
Delete Account and Files — Remove the FTP account and all of the files that the FTP account's home directory contains.
Warning title Warning:
Only use this option with extreme caution. If the FTP account that you delete can access the
public_htmldirectory, this option automatically removes the
public_htmldirectory and all of its contents, which will break your website.
Cancel — Do not delete the account.
Configure FTP Client
You must install the FTP client on your computer before you download and run the script file.
To configure an FTP client, perform the following steps:
- Click Configure FTP Client for the desired FTP account.
Click FTP Configuration File under the desired FTP client's logo. You can choose between FileZilla™, Core FTP, or Cyberduck.
Note title Note:
cPanel, Inc. currently only supports these three FTP clients for auto-configuration.
- To use another client, manually configure the client yourself.
- Click Instructions to view detailed instructions for your chosen client.
Open the configuration script file that downloaded to your computer. The FTP client automatically opens, configures itself, and connects to your FTP server.
Special FTP Accounts
The Special FTP Accounts section of the interface lists your cPanel account's administrative FTP accounts.
These include your cPanel account's primary FTP account and a log maintenance account.
For information on how to configure an FTP client to access one of these accounts, read the Configure FTP Client section of this document.
You cannot delete FTP accounts from the Special FTP Accounts section of the interface.