This article describes how to add, modify, and delete FTP accounts for your Plesk site.
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. For more information about how to use an FTP client with your hosting account, please see this article.
Using Plesk, you can set up FTP accounts so that specific external users can access a restricted part of your web site.
To watch a video that demonstrates the following procedure, please click below:
To create an FTP account, follow these steps:
On the FTP Accounts page, click :
On the Add an Additional FTP Account page, under General, in the FTP account name text box, type a username for the account:
In the Home directory text box, type the root (home) directory for the user. Alternatively, click the folder icon, and then select the directory.
In the Confirm password text box, retype the account password.
Under Permissions, specify the permissions for the account:
You may want to change the settings for an existing FTP account. For example, it is a good security practice to regularly change FTP account passwords.
To modify an FTP account, follow these steps:
On the FTP Accounts page, click the name of the account you want to modify:
To delete an FTP account, follow these steps:
On the FTP Accounts page, locate the account you want to delete, and then select the check box next to its name:
For more information about FTP, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Transfer_Protocol.
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