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How To Create, Change, Delete, or List Your FTP Accounts

You can add or create, change, delete or list your FTP account information from the Account Administration System. Below are steps for each function:

Creating or Adding an FTP Account

You can do this if you wish to have another person log in to your domain and have a space of their own for their web pages. Remember, your hostees are not allowed to use anything on your CGI server. This only sets up an FTP account for them to use. Only the main domain account (the default account you are given when your domain first went online) is allowed to use the CGI server.

  1. FTP into the domain which you want to add the account to and create a directory to hold the new FTP account's files.

  2. Log into the Account Administration System.

  3. Scroll down to the Domain Information area and click on the link for the domain you wish to create an FTP account on.

  4. In the FTP Accounts area, click on the Add an FTP Account link.

  5. Choose a username and password for the FTP log in information.

  6. In the Directory box, enter the same name of the directory you created in Step 1. Click the Submit button when done.

  7. You will be emailed information on the new FTP account. This will include the username, password and ftp host information. The information will look something like this:

    host: ftp.yourdomain.com
    username: yourdomain.com.your_username
    password: xxxxxxxxx

NOTE: While you can use this new directory to serve web pages, the FTP directory itself is not public. If someone logs into the FTP space too many times to access files, then your account could be suspended. This is why you should always link to the new site only as follows:

http://www.yourdomain.com/your_username/

Please be sure to wait for the confirmation email before you try to access your new FTP account.

Changing FTP Account Information & Password

  1. Log into the Account Administration System.

  2. Scroll down to the Domain Information area and click on the link for the domain which holds the FTP account in which you wish to change.

  3. In the FTP Accounts area, click on the link that indicates the FTP account you wish to change. For example, it will look something like yourdomain.com.ftp_account_username.

  4. If you wish to change your password, click in the box next to 'Password' and delete the text of the old one. Now type in your new password. Click the Submit button when done.

Changing Your Username

You can change the password and/or directory of an FTP account, but not the username (which is part of that account's web address). To change the username, you have to create a new FTP account with a new username and use the same password (if preferred) and same directory. You can then delete the old FTP account. Please be sure to note that the web address will now be different as well, for example: http://www.yourdomain.com/new_username/

Deleting an FTP Account

  1. Log into the Account Administration System.

  2. Scroll down to the Domain Information area and click on the link for the domain you wish to delete an FTP account from.

  3. In the FTP Accounts area, click on the link that indicates the FTP account you wish to delete. For example, it will look something like yourdomain.com.ftp_account_username.

  4. Click in the Delete Account check box and then the Submit button.

You may now FTP into your domain and remove the files and the directory that held the FTP account you deleted.

Listing All FTP Accounts On A Domain

  1. Log into the Account Administration System.

  2. Scroll down to the Domain Information area and click on the link for the domain in which you wish to list the FTP accounts.

You'll now see a list of FTP accounts on that domain, including the usernames, passwords, and the directory that the FTP account resides in. From here you can click on the links to delete or make changes to any acocunt or create a new account.

 


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