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How to Set Up an Anonymous FTP Welcome Message

Anonymous FTP access allows anyone to access a specified directory within your site, allowing unidentified visitors to download (and possibly upload) files on your website. Anonymous FTP creates the potential for a security hole for hackers and is not recommended.

An Anonymous FTP Welcome message is displayed when an anonymous FTP user connects to an FTP account. This is usually good for informing users regarding news, updates, and copyright.

How to Configure Anonymous FTP Welcome message in cPanel

Note: Anonymous FTP cannot be used with a Hatchling or Baby plan.

To set up an Anonymous FTP Welcome message:

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. In the Files section, click the Anonymous FTP icon.

    cPanel Anonymous FTP

  3. On the next page, under the Anonymous FTP Welcome Message section text box, enter the message you want your visitors to see when they connect to your Anonymous FTP server.

    cPanel Anonymous FTP  Welcome Message

  4. Click its Save button to save your entry.

For more information about setting up FTP access, please visit the following article.

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