How to use FTP client with your cPanel account – Linux Shared Hosting

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol – which is a communication protocol that allows you to move files between your hosting account and your computer. In this article, we’ll describe how you can connect to your Truehost hosting account(cPanel) via FTP. There are several FTP Clients available, which support both FTP and Secure FTP (SFTP). Here, we will see how to connect to your hosting account via FTP using an FTP Client.

Connect via FTP using FTP Client (FileZilla)

FileZilla is a popular FTP client that works in Linux, Windows and Apple OSX. To connect to your account using FileZilla, follow the steps below. We will assume we have the following details:

Domain: example.com

cPanel username: example

cPanel password: eg123$#

IP address of the server: 10.10.10.10

Server host name: ser123.truehost.cloud

  1. Launch FileZilla
  2. Once the FileZilla opens, use the quick connection bar to connect to your account by typing the following details in the respective prompts.
      • Host – here, there are three values you can fill. They are the IP, server hostname or domain ftp URL as follows:

10.10.10.10 OR ser123.truehost.cloud OR ftp.example.com

      • Username – Use your cpanel username:example
      • Password: Use your cpanel password:eg123$#
      • Port: Use the default FTP port:21

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  1. Then click QuickConnect. This will connect you to your cPanel hosting account

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Once you Start FileZilla, go to File >>Site Manager

  1. A dialogue box will appear. Click New Site and type a name for the site. Then enter the connection details as showed in Step 2 above.
  2. Leave the other settings as default and click Connect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect via SFTP using FTP Client (FileZilla)

Instead of using FTP, you can use Secure FTP to connect to your cPanel account. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch FileZilla
  2. In the quick connection, fill in the following details:
      • Host – here, there are two values you can fill. They are the IP, server hostname or domain ftp URL as follows:

sftp://10.10.10.10 OR sftp://ser123.truehost.cloud

      • Username – Use your cpanel username:

                                example

      • Password: Use your cpanel password:

                           eg123$#

      • Port: Here, a different port other than the default 22 is provided for security reasons

                             1624

  1. Then click QuickConnect. This will connect you to your cPanel hosting accountAlternatively
  2. Once you Start FileZilla, go to File >>Site Manager
  3. A dialogue box will appear. Click New Site and type a name for the site. Then enter the connection details as showed in Step 2 above.
  4. Under Protocol, select SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol
  5. Leave the other settings as default and click Connect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

File Transfer

FileZilla has two panes: On the left, there is the Local site which shows files in your computer and on the right is the Remote site which shows files in the cPanel account.

Now to Upload files, drag and drop the files from the Local site pane to a specific folder in the Remote site pane.

Similarly, to download files to your local machine, drag and drop files from Remote site pane to Local site pane.

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