Create FTP account

How to create FTP account

Using the following steps you can easily create an FTP account to access files, images, videos through an FTP Client like FileZilla, CoreFTP, CoreFTP, etc.

  • Login to your hosting/ account.
  • If you have multiple hosting under the same account then select hosting where you want to create FTP.
  • Now you will see a lot of options under your cPanel, find “FTP Accounts” or “FTP Manager” now open it.
  • A new page will open with the “Add FTP Account” form and list of FTP account previously created.
  • In the “Add FTP Account” form login or username field enter the username.
  • In the next field “Domain” select domain name for that, you want to add an FTP account.
  • Enter your password or generate using the “Password Generator” button, copy the password and save in a safe place.
  • Select the Directory path which you want to open after login using FTP Client, usually, it’s created for rood folder of server, you can create only for a specific folder or domain only.
Create FTP account
FTP Account Form

How to connect FTP Client?

Creating an FTP Client is very easy there is a lot of FTP client available you need to choose which you like most and easy to use for you.

Popular FTP Clients

  • Filezilla (for Windows)
  • CoreFTP (for Windows)
  • Cyberduck (for Mac)

You can configure an FTP Client 2 types

  • FTP setup:- Its full form is File Transfer Protocol and it’s a commonly used protocol for transfer(upload/download) files between host and remote.
  • SFTP Setup:- Its full form is Secure File Transfer Protocol, SFTP allows secure access transfer of files between host and remote.

Steps to configure FTP Client

  • Login to your hosting/ account.
  • If you have multiple hosting under the same account then select hosting where you want to create FTP.
  • Now you will see a lot of options under your cPanel, find “FTP Accounts” or “FTP Manager” now open it.
  • Go to List of FTP account click on “Configure FTP Client” link (In your screen link name can be different).
  • After click FTP Client like Filezilla (for Windows), CoreFTP (for Windows), Cyberduck (for Mac) will display.
  • Download your preferred FTP client Configuration file, FTP Configuration File or the SFTP Configuration File and save it to your desktop.

FileZilla Setup Instructions Using Configuration File

  • Select the Import option from the File menu (File ⇀ Import).
  • Select the XML file you have just downloaded for FileZilla and click OK.
  • Click the OK button on the resulting Import Settings window.
  • Click OK on the resulting Import Successful window.
  • Now open File ⇀ Site Manager and select domain under the “Select Entry” window.
  • Enter the password in right side under “General” tab field “Password”
  • Click on Connect Button.

FileZilla Setup Instructions Manually

  • Open FileZilla
  • Now open File ⇀ Site Manager.
  • Click the “New Site” button, Enter the domain name or which is better for you remember.
  • In right-side window enter following details:
    • Select FTP/SFTP in protocol dropdown
    • Enter Host generally IP address OR ftp.yourdomain.com
    • Enter Port 21 for FTP AND 22 for SFTP
    • Enter Username you created in
    • Enter Password you created in cPanel
  • Click on Connect Button.

Core FTP Setup Instructions Using Configuration File

  • Double-click on the configuration file you just downloaded.
  • Select the XML file you have just downloaded for Core FTP and click OK.
  • Core FTP will automatically open and log you into your FTP account.
    OR
  • If double click does not work then, To manually import Core FTP configuration settings, Click on File->Connect now Site Manager window will open right-click in the main window and select option “Import⇀Core FTP”. Select the saved configuration file to import the data.
  • A new domain will add to Core FTP site manager window
  • In the right-side window enter a password with other information.
  • Click on Connect Button.

Core FTP Setup Instructions Manually

  • Open Core FTP
  • Now click the File ⇀ Connect menu option.
  • Click the “New Site” button.
  • In right-side window enter following details:
    • Enter the domain name or which is better for you remember.
    • Enter Host generally IP address OR ftp.yourdomain.com
    • Enter Username you created in
    • Enter Password you created in cPanel
    • Enter Port 21 for FTP AND 22 for SFTP
    • Select FTP/SFTP in Connectin dropdown
  • Click on Connect Button.

Cyberduck Setup Instructions Using Configuration File

  • Double-click on the configuration file you just downloaded for Cyberduck.
  • Cyberduck will open the download file and log you into your FTP account.
  • Enter your chosen password.
  • Click on Connect Button.

Cyberduck Setup Instructions Manually

  • Open the Cyberduck.
  • Click the “Open Connection” button in the top right corner.
  • In the new popup that opens provide the following details:
    • Select FTP/SFTP in dropdown
    • Server: The Hostname of your server can be a domain name or IP address.
    • Port: Enter port 21 for FTP AND 22 for SFTP
    • Username: Enter Username you created in
    • Password: Enter Password you created in cPanel
    • Click on Connect Button.

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