I described previously how you can install WordPress and for doing it you need to upload the files on your server. The connection to your website can be done through an FTP account connected to an FTP client. Such client (and probably the most used) is Filezilla.
Never heard of it? Donâ€™t worry, hereâ€™s how it looks:
But how you create an FTP account in cPanel?
In order to setup an FTP account, login to cPanel and access FTP Accounts.
On the page that will display, you will be able to add and modify ftp accounts (see the image bellow).
To add a new FTP account, proceed like this:
- In the Log in tab write your username that you wish. So your username will be something like this: [email protected]
- Enter your password that you wish. Notice: be careful to choose other password than the one from your cPanel account
- If you want to have access to all the content of your domain, donâ€™t change the directory tab. But if you want for example to give access to a specific person and to a specific folder, write the name of the folder there.
- The quota tab helps you setup the amount of memory that this user can use. Normally you can let it set to unlimited.
- Press the Create FTP Account button.
Important aspect: if you encounter problems with uploads, you might need to increase the disk space quota (if the quota is limited to a specific number).
All done! Your new FTP account is setup and ready to use.
Downloading and installing Filezilla FTP Client
In order to download Filezilla, go to their website and click on Download FileZilla Client. After the download is complete, you can install the program as you would do with any.
Setup FileZilla FTP Client
Letâ€™s assume you finished to install Filezilla and you already opened it. Please notice though the picture from below:
In order to connect your FTP account to Filezilla, you need to go to the left button from the top (marked in red) and one window will open. From there, only push on New Site. Letâ€™s see how it looks below.
- At the host field enter your domainâ€™s name, such as mywebsite.com .
- At Protocol set it as FTP â€“ File Transfer Protocol
- At Encryption set Only use plain FTP
- At Logon Type select Account
- At User write the username which you added in cPanel
- At Password enter the password which you set for you FTP account in cPanel
- At Account, write a name to be easy to identify
- None the less, click Ok in order to save the settings
Setup FileZillaÂ FTP client:
Connecting to FTP and view files
Now that we setup everything, go to the button of websites and list all of them. Click on the one available and in the right bottom side it should appear your websiteâ€™s files.
In order to host your website, the files should be kept in the folder called public_html.
It wasnâ€™t than complicated no? But, in order to prevent possible issues, I preferred to detail it as much as possible for you to follow it up step-by-step. Was it useful? You encountered any problem? Let me know in the comment!