How To Use FTP

File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, is a commonly used protocol for managing website files. It provides an easy way to edit files, upload files, or create backups. This article will show you how to connect to our servers via FTP.

1) Choose The Right FTP Client

There are many FTP clients available. We recommend FileZilla – the most commonly used FTP client. This application is available on Windows, Mac and Linux, and can be downloaded free of charge. Another great application is WinSCP – although only available on Windows, it provides a clean interface and is a very well-polished program.

We will be using FileZilla for this tutorial, although the same instructions can be used in any FTP application.

2) Enter Connection Details

Enter the connection information as needed:

  • Hostname: the hostname of the server you are hosted on. Typically you can enter your website’s domain name here. If that doesn’t work, take a look at the cPanel URL – the hostname is everything after https:// and before :2083. For example, if your cPanel URL is, you will use as the hostname.
  • Username: your cPanel username. You do not need to add anything else to this.
  • Password: your cPanel password.
  • Port: 21

3) Start Modifying Files

Upon logging in, you will be presented with a directory listing.

Simply double click public_html to navigate to that directory. The public_html directory holds all of your website files. You can now begin uploading files as needed!

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