Follow this guide to find your FTP username, password, and hostname for different FTP programs.
You will need your FTP information in order to begin transferring files to and from your website after setting it up. Typically, the welcome email from your host will provide you with the needed FTP information.
If you are seeing your cPanel
username and password, your FTP is generally the same information.
You will also need your hostname which is your domain name or your domain with FTP at the beginning of it.
Example: yourdomain.com or ftp.yourdomain.com
Here is an example of what FTP details should look like:
Password: Change Password
Live Web Directory: public_html/
Next, you will need to choose a password
Often times, you will need to set a password when you first sign up for hosting. Your welcome email should prompt you.
Logging into FTP
The different FTP programs have different login types, so depending on which one you use, this step may be slightly different.
For the most part, you will enter the FTP information that you collected and then connect.
Some hosts may require the use of SFTP to encrypt your data during transfer which is the most secure way to do it.
Having trouble finding your FTP details?
Be sure to log into your cPanel account and find the FTP section. There you will find your FTP information.
If you’re using GoDaddy, follow these simple steps
- Log into your GoDaddy account
- Click on Web Hosting
- Click Manage next to the account you want to use
- Navigate to Settings and click on FTP Users
- There you will see your FTP username details