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  1. Linux Shared Hosting

Problem :

The customer wants to use FTP to upload/download files and folders in place of Cpanel File Manager, which is a GUI provided by Cpanel. 

Solution :

For transferring files/folders using FTP, we will use the Filezilla client, which is a popular open-source client for FTP. It is available on multiple platforms like Linux and Windows. This client also supports FTP over secured connections that are SFTP and FTPS. 

All Cpanel default username/password of Linux hosting account is pre-active for FTP access. You can use the same details for logging into the FTP server.

To use the FileZilla FTP client, to manage and upload the website, please follow these steps:

  1. Install FileZilla FTP client
    The client can be downloaded from the FileZilla website https://filezilla– once downloaded you can install the same on your local machine.

  2. Connect to the server
    You need the following information to connect to the server using FTP
    1. Username / Password (which was provided in welcome mail)
      In case you don't remember the password you can reset your Cpanel password (Read more: Reset Cpanel Password)
    2. Hostname
      The hostname will be your domain name or the IP address which was provided in your welcome email.
      In the quick connect bar, you will find a text box to provide the hostname. Enter your FTP hostname, which can be the IP address of your server or FTP.
    3. Port 
      Enter the port number 21 to establish the connection.

  3. FTP log

    While connecting you can see the FTP connection status in the log window. 

  4. Local Machine Files/folder 
    All local machine files and folders can be browsed on the left side of the panel (As shown in the image).

  5. Remote Machine Files / Folder (Upload Files)

    The right side of the screen will show remote machine files and folder, look for the public_html folder to upload files from your local machine to the remote machine. 
    You can view the status of your moving or copying in the pane, which is on the lower side of the interface.
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