FTP account doesn't use /public_ftp/?

mm20205

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When setting up ftp accounts, I notice that the default (and only) location for a directory for the new account is in /public_html/. Is there no way to set that directory to /public_ftp/? Why?:confused:
 

cPanelDavidG

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When setting up ftp accounts, I notice that the default (and only) location for a directory for the new account is in /public_html/. Is there no way to set that directory to /public_ftp/? Why?:confused:
In cPanel 11 this is no longer the case. In cPanel 11, you can set the FTP account to have access to any path within ~ (your home directory) rather than just ~/public_html/

Note that public_ftp is intended to be used by anonymous FTP users, not authenticated FTP users. I would recommend that when you move to cPanel 11 if you still do not want the users to be able to access ~/public_html/ that you consider creating a separate directory such as ~/my_ftp/ and grant users access to that directory (or paths within) instead.
 

mm20205

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Thanks cPanelDavidG,

Note that public_ftp is intended to be used by anonymous FTP users, not authenticated FTP users.
I thought this was the case, but wasn't positive. We will consider this change when we migrate to v11.