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Add FTP users to my server with cPanel and WHM

Updated Jun 8th, 2021 at 14:44 BST

Here's how to give other people FTP access to your VPS or Dedicated Server so they can upload files or manage your site. You can limit what these users can have access to, and how much they can upload.

Required: Before you can add FTP users to your server with cPanel and Web Host Manager (WHM), you need to set up a cPanel account in WHM.

Go to your Client Area: https://my.tsohost.com/clientarea.php -> Services -> My Services -> click on the green "Active" button -> Login to Server -> Make sure the domain name you want to use is selected under Accounts and then click Launch cPanel.

In the Files section of cPanel, click FTP Accounts.

In the Add FTP Account section, complete these fields:

Log In:

The first part of your username. The full username includes @[your account's primary domain name]. So if your primary domain is coolexample.com, and you enter ftpuser, then the full FTP username is ftpuser@coolexample.com.


The password for this FTP user.


The directory this user can access. If you want to give the user access to the entire account, enter nothing but a forward slash ( / ).


The amount of space (in MB) the user can upload to that directory. If you don't want to limit this FTP user, select Unlimited. Since FTP quota limits are set by directory, assigning a user to an existing directory counts existing files as part of the quota.

Click Create FTP Account. FTP users are available as soon as you create them.

Repeat these steps for any other users you want to add.