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How to Setup FTP on New VPS & Dedicated Hosting Servers

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VPS & Dedicated Server cPanel Hosting: Enable FTP

This article will explain how to setup FTP on VPS or how to setup FTP on dedicated server.

Please be advised, for cPanel version 11.86 or prior, cPanel decided to disable FTP by default. For additional information why FTP is disabled by default in certain versions of cPanel, please click and review the following article by cPanel — FTP Disabled by Default to find out more.



Login to WHM

If you need help to set up your root password, reset your root password, or help to login to WHM, see our guide VPS & Dedicated Hosting: Login to WHM.

  1. In a browser, login to your WHM of your server.
  2. Enter your login using your Username (root) and your Password (root password for your server).
    Need help logging into WHM? Visit our quick guide VPS & Dedicated Hosting: Login to WHM.

    The WHM Login Page How To Login To WHM
    The WHM login page.

  3. If this is your first time logging into the WHM, you may see a page titled Feature Showcase. Click on Exit to WHM at the bottom of the page.
    Feature Showcase

    The Feature Showcase page with Exit to WHM was spotlighted.

 

WHM — Access the FTP Server Selection

 

  1. Search for FTP in the top left corner of the WHM.
  2. Select FTP Server Selection.
    FTP Server Selection WHM — Access the FTP Server Selection

 

WHM — Select an option in FTP Server Selection

 

  1. Here, the default setting for FTP is Disabled.
  2. We advise using the PURE-FTPD service as it is the server's faster, more reliable FTP service.
    WHM — Select an option in FTP Server Selection FTP Server Selection is disabled

WHM — Save your option in FTP Server Selection

Once the new option is selected, scroll down and click Save.

WHM — Save your option in FTP Server Selection FTP Selection Server Pure-FTPD

Summary: How to Setup FTP on New VPS & Dedicated Hosting Servers

This article was created to help customers who are currently paying for a VPS hosting or Dedicated hosting plan. Here's a quick summary in how you can setup FTP server on VPS or dedicated servers using cPanel hosting:

  • To set up FTP, log into the WHM of your server using your username and password.
  • To access the FTP Server Selection, search for FTP in the top left corner of the WHM and select FTP Server Selection.
  • The default setting for FTP is disabled, but the PURE-FTPD service is recommended for its faster, more reliable service.
  • Once the new option is selected, save it in the FTP Server Selection.
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