The fastest and easiest way to connect to your server is through FTP. While Cpanel file manager requires you to upload your files one after the other, With FTP, you can upload all your files to your server at once.
What is FTP?
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, and is used to upload and download files from your hosting account. FTP is a good way to transfer your files to the server because you can drag all your files at once to the folder on your server instead of uploading each file one at a time.Connecting to FTP can be done in several ways. You can connect to your server using a program like FileZilla or CyberDuck, or you can use an HTML editor like DreamWeaver or Notepad++.
See different types of FTP programs available
HTML editors that use FTP
How to View your FTP Settings:
- Login to cPanel e.g (http://yourdomain.com/cpanel)
- Under Files click the FTP Accounts button.
- In the Special FTP Accounts section, you will see an icon of a little person , click the Configure FTP Client link to the right, and you will see your settings displayed:
Connecting to FTP with your cPanel user
To connect to your account via FTP using your cPanel user credentials, you need to use the username and password for your cPanel.
|Host name||The FTP host is what your program uses to find your server. You have several options for your FTP host, and all will work the same. An example of what your host name looks like are as follows:
Note! If your domain is not pointing to our server (See What is a name server? and Updating your domain’s dns / nameservers), you can use the Server host name or the server IP address to connect with FTP. otherwise you will get an error when trying to connect using FTP.
|Username||Connecting with the cPanel user will use your cPanel username.|
|Password||Your FTP password can also be your cPanel username’s password, unless you never reset your cPanel password. If you never reset your cPanel password, then the cPanel password should be the same as the AMP password.|
|Port||This is the port you connect to your server through. For standard FTP you will use port 21. SFTP will use port 22 for VPS and dedicated servers. Shared servers will connect to SFTP via port 2222.|
|Directory||The main directory for your domain will be public_html. If you are using the cPanel username, you will use “public_html” if your program requires a directory to be specified.|
Creating Additional FTP Accounts