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How To Configure An FTP Client
How To Configure An FTP Client

Get FTP up and running quickly with this walk-through.

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Written by Jamie G.
Updated over a week ago

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. Using an FTP client is a method to upload, download, and manage files on your server.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to configure an FTP client.

1) Login to your Name Hero Account

2) Access cPanel

3) Once in cPanel, look Under Files and click FTP Accounts

4) Once in the FTP Accounts page, you can add an FTP account or Configure an FTP Client.

*When adding a FTP user, the default directory path will be the domain you choose in the drop down and the 'username' you are creating. If you need your FTP user to access a specific directory, be sure to backspace out the directory to be 'exactly' what you wish the FTP user to access. Otherwise by default it will add a directory of the user in the given domain folder.

Since the purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to configure an FTP client, we’re going to do that.

5) Scroll down where it says Special FTP Accounts. We’re going to click Configure FTP Client for our “yousupp,” which is our main account.

After we click that, we’ll get the following Configuration Files for each program;

6) Select the program you want to use and follow the instructions linked above.

For our example website, we choose FileZilla and imported the (for Windows) FTP Configuration File on a Mac and it worked just fine. In a matter of seconds, we had access to FTP and were able to begin uploading.

Hero tip: CLICK HERE to download FileZilla for free

Happy file managing!

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