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== Plesk Shared Hosting: Managing FTP Access & Users ==
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= Plesk Shared Hosting: Managing FTP Access & Users =
  
You can create additional users for FTP access to your websites. Additionally, you can modify and remove previous users who may have had access.  
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When managing your website, you might find yourself in a situation where you have more than one person who needs FTP access. In such situations having alternate logins can help not only avoid the trouble of someone changing the password without knowing, but also restricting some FTP users to sub-sections of your own files. Some people do this when hiring third party developers or training the company’s new developer.
  
*From the Control Panel, click on the "Domains & Websites" tab near the top of the screen.
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This section is also where SSH users can be managed by giving the FTP user SSH access which provides alternate methods of control and management of your site files. Keep in mind, as this is a Shared server, anything requiring root must be approved by our Hosting Administrators to ensure server stability.
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*From the Control Panel, click on the "'''Websites & Domains'''" tab near the top of the screen.
 
[[File:Plesk_tabs_new.png]]
 
[[File:Plesk_tabs_new.png]]
  
  
*In the middle column, click the button labeled "FTP Access."  
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*In the middle column, click the button labeled "'''FTP Access.'''"  
 
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=== Add FTP User ===
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== Add FTP User ==
To add a new user with FTP access, click on the button labeled "Create Additional FTP Account."  
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To add a new user with FTP access, click on the button labeled "'''Create Additional FTP Account.'''"  
  
 
*On this screen, you will create the FTP user account.
 
*On this screen, you will create the FTP user account.
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=== Modify FTP User ===
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== Modify FTP User ==
If you need to modify an existing FTP account, you would simply click on the corresponding blue username. You would then be presented with the screen below.
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If you need to modify an existing FTP account, you would simply click on the corresponding blue username. You would then be presented with the screen below:
 
[[File:Plesk_FTP3.png|600px]]
 
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Here is a brief description of the fields you may change when modifying an existing FTP user:
 
Here is a brief description of the fields you may change when modifying an existing FTP user:

Latest revision as of 14:36, 30 June 2020

Plesk Shared Hosting: Managing FTP Access & Users

When managing your website, you might find yourself in a situation where you have more than one person who needs FTP access. In such situations having alternate logins can help not only avoid the trouble of someone changing the password without knowing, but also restricting some FTP users to sub-sections of your own files. Some people do this when hiring third party developers or training the company’s new developer.


This section is also where SSH users can be managed by giving the FTP user SSH access which provides alternate methods of control and management of your site files. Keep in mind, as this is a Shared server, anything requiring root must be approved by our Hosting Administrators to ensure server stability.


  • From the Control Panel, click on the "Websites & Domains" tab near the top of the screen.

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  • In the middle column, click the button labeled "FTP Access."

Plesk FTP1.png


  • On this screen, you will see any accounts with FTP access.

Plesk FTP2.png


Add FTP User

To add a new user with FTP access, click on the button labeled "Create Additional FTP Account."

  • On this screen, you will create the FTP user account.

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Below is a brief description of each of the fields necessary to create a new FTP user:

  • FTP Account name: This is the username the account will need to log into the server to transfer files via FTP.
  • Home directory: You can set a different default home directory for each user. In most cases, this field can be left as it is.
  • Old FTP password: When creating a new account, this field isn't used as there is no predefined password.
  • New FTP password: This is the password corresponding with the username defined above, and is necessary to log into the server. Please create a strong password for each user.
  • Confirm FTP password: This is necessary to ensure the password was entered correctly. Please note that if these passwords do not match, you will not be able to proceed with creating the FTP user account.


Modify FTP User

If you need to modify an existing FTP account, you would simply click on the corresponding blue username. You would then be presented with the screen below: Plesk FTP3.png


Here is a brief description of the fields you may change when modifying an existing FTP user:

  • Username: This is the username the account will need to log into the server to transfer files via FTP.
  • Password: This is the password corresponding with the username defined above, and is necessary to log into the server. Please create a strong password for each user.
  • Confirm password: This is necessary to ensure the password was entered correctly. Please note that if these passwords do not match, you will not be able to proceed with changing the FTP user account.
  • Access to server over SSH: If your user would like shell enabled, you may enable it here.


If you're unfamiliar with FTP, we highly recommend looking at About FTP and Shared Hosting.


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