With x10Premium you can create an unlimited number of FTP accounts, and with x10Hosting you can create up to 3 additional FTP accounts. Creating new accounts can be beneficial when you want to allow other users access to certain files, without giving them complete access to your web hosting account. You will be able to control the disk quota of each account you create, and you’ll be able to disconnect any sessions if ever needed.
When you add a domain to your account cPanel creates a new FTP account by default. This FTP account will only have access to that domain’s files, and you will be able to create the password and username when adding the domain to cPanel.
Creating a New FTP Account
You’ll be able to create a new FTP Account via cPanel. To do this, go to Files > FTP Accounts and on the following page you’ll be able to set up a new account.
When creating a new account, you will not be able to select a domain to have to “attached” to. Instead, cPanel uses your main domain, such as “@x10hosting.com”. You will need to add your main domain as part of your username when accessing your account via a 3rd party client. Here’s information about each field you will need to fill out to create the new account.
- Login: this will be part of the username for the FTP account.
- Password: In these fields, you’ll set the password for your account. If you ever forget the password, you’ll be able to change it in the future on this same page.
- Directory: This is an important field. By default, cPanel will use the “login” name as the directory the account will have access to. But you’ll be able to change this field to any directory you would like. For an example, if you wanted this account to have access to your mail directory, you would simply remove public_html/example and add in mail to the field.
- Quota: This is how much disk space the account can upload. You can set this to any size you would like in MB, or you can set the account up as unlimited.
After you’ve filled out each field, click the “Create FTP account” button at the bottom of the table and cPanel will set the account up. If the directory you chose for the account does not exist, cPanel will create it.
After you have created a new account, you’re going to want to set it up with your FTP client of choice. To get the settings for your FTP account, find the account in the list below Add FTP Account and select Configure FTP Client to the far right of the account. Here you’ll see the settings you should use when setting up your account. If you’re having issues connecting, please try using your web hosting account’s IP address as the host name/FTP Server.
Now that you’ve created a new FTP account, and set it up, you’ll be able to access your web hosting account’s files from any computer! Be sure you are following our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date with the latest in webmaster tips, updates for web software, everything x10Hosting, and more!