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FTP account permissions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by durangod, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. durangod

    durangod Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2012
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    Hi, when i update my script for my website it asks me for my FTP info. I have been giving it the main Cpanel login info but after some thought i decided to try something different as i really do not want to give out that info on a form.

    So i set up another FTP account and i tried to use that to update the site. It failed saying that the FTP account did not have permission to overwrite files.

    I spoke with the script tech support and they said the update script tries to create a file to test the permission, if success it updates, if it fails i get that error.

    So my question is how do i set up an alternate FTP (other than my main login info) thru cPanel with permission to create and overwrite?

    I plan to limit the FTP to one add on domain area for security and i think this is a much better option than giving out my cPanel info that has full access to everything.

    Any ideas, thanks..
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    You can create a virtual FTP account in cPanel via:

    "cPanel >> Home >> Files >> FTP Accounts"

    This is documented at:

    cPanel - FTP Accounts

    Remember to login using the full FTP username (e.g. Ensure you are attempting to access a directory that you have access to. For instance, you can not edit a file in the public_html directory if you only granted access to public_html/123.

    Thank you.

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