The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol that is used to transfer files between computers. To download or upload files, a user uses an FTP client to connect to an FTP server.
There are many FTP clients available for all of the major operating systems. There are standalone FTP clients, such as FileZilla, and most web browsers have integrated FTP functionality. Generally, if you have a large amount of files to upload or download, using a dedicated FTP client is the easiest and preferred method.
Using cPanel, you can set up FTP accounts so that specific external users can access a restricted part of your web site.
When you create an FTP account, cPanel creates a directory on your web site that allows external users (who know the username and password) to upload and download files to and from that location.
To create an FTP account on your web site, follow these steps:
It is a good security practice to regularly change FTP account passwords. You should always change an FTP account password if you suspect an unauthorized user has gained access to the account.
To change the password for an FTP account, follow these steps:
To delete an FTP account, follow these steps:
You can view and disconnect active FTP sessions by using the FTP Session Control feature in cPanel. This feature is useful for viewing general information about your FTP users, and for stopping any unwanted FTP activity on your web site.
To control and view FTP sessions, follow these steps:
cPanel lists all active FTP sessions.
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