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How to Create Additional FTP Accounts in cPanel

Posted on by Ronald Caldwell | Updated:
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Transferring files between your server and another device is sometimes necessary. Knowing how to create additional FTP accounts in cPanel is helpful. Users that need to transfer files to the server are easy to add with this guide.


For this tutorial, you need:

  • A server running cPanel.
  • Login credentials and permissions for cPanel.

How to Create Additional FTP Accounts in cPanel

2. Click on FTP Accounts.

3. Under Add FTP Account, enter a new login and password. You can use the default directory or enter one if you desire. Under Quota, enter the amount of storage for the account in megabytes (MB) or leave the default to Unlimited. Once all fields are filled, click Create FTP Account.

4. The user is added and a green confirmation appears under the button.

5. Under the FTP Accounts section in the main FTP Accounts screen, you can view and make changes to the FTP user accounts.

Wrapping Up

Knowing how to create additional FTP Accounts in cPanel helps ensure the appropriate users have FTP access. Use this guide to help you add the correct FTP accounts to your server.

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About the Author: Ronald Caldwell

Ron is a Technical Writer at Liquid Web working with the Marketing team. He has 9+ years of experience in Technology. He obtained an Associate of Science in Computer Science from Prairie State College in 2015. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart and lives in Michigan with her and their children.

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