How to Allow or Restrict Account Access

Updated on Jun 11, 2019

You have the option to allow access to users for certain directory on your account only. This is a good feature when you wish to allow access to a developer, but you do not want to provide full access to your account.

For that purpose, you can create as many FTP accounts as you need and allow access to certain directories for each one of them. You can perform this by accessing your cPanel and choose the FTP Accounts icon. On this page you will see this:

Login: The login name of the user you are creating, note that any name you give will have the mandatory suffix

Password: The password that user is going to access his account with

Password (again): Repeat the password from above

Strength (Why?): You can check the strength of your password from this field, next to it is the “Password Generator” button which can generate a password for your user.

Directory: /home/user/ here you should add the exact path to the folder you wish to grant your user with access e.g. /home/user/public_html/themes

Quota: From here you can set a restriction on the maximum megabytes allowed for the user to upload, please note that if you decide to use the input field, the value you set is in megabytes (MB).

The last thing you need to do is press the “Create FTP Account” button in order to create the account. You will need to provide the user with the following credentials for access to FTP account:

Host Name:

• Username: The one set in the FTP Client section

• Password: The one set in the FTP Client section

• Port: 21

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