How to Create an FTP Account
You can use an FTP account when you need to manage files on your website. This type of account is created automatically in cPanel when you sign up for hosting, create a cPanel, add a domain or subdomain, or enable anonymous FTP. No need to create an FTP account manually because there's already one in your cPanel. Just log in using your cPanel username and password.
To allow other users access to your files via FTP, you can create new accounts without sharing your cPanel. You can also assign different access levels to each user by specifying which directory they can access.
To start, you must log in to your Bluehost.com control panel.
- Click on the Hosting tab in the side navigation menu on the left side of your screen.
- To access cPanel, navigate to the Quick Links section and click the cPanel button.
- This will open the cPanel. Scroll down to the Files section, and click the FTP Accounts option.
These steps will guide you through creating an FTP account once you access the FTP Accounts page.
- To set up an FTP account, go to the Add FTP Account section and select the domain name you want to use.
- Enter your username in the login field:
- Enter your desired password in both the Password and Confirm Password fields.
- Select the folder to which you want to grant access to the FTP account.
- This will be filled in automatically with the username you entered.
- This will correspond to a directory on your account.
- If the directory doesn't exist, it will be created.
- When this FTP account connects, they will be taken to this directory.
- The FTP account will not be able to access anything outside this directory.
- Entering "/" will give this FTP account full access to your files.
- Select a Quota: choose unlimited or set a maximum size for the FTP account.
- Once you have entered all the necessary information, please click the Create FTP Account button to complete the process.
Creating an FTP account allows for efficient management of website files. Initially, cPanel automatically generates an FTP account upon hosting registration, domain addition, or enabling anonymous FTP, which makes manual creation unnecessary. Use your cPanel credentials for initial access. To grant file access to others without sharing cPanel details, create additional FTP accounts through the FTP Manager in your hosting control panel. You can specify access levels by assigning different directories to each user. This process includes choosing a domain, setting a username and password, and selecting a directory for user access, with the option to restrict or grant full file access. We hope this guide has been helpful creating your FTP account.