FTP accounts

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FTP stands for a File Transfer Protocol, the protocol determining file transfers rules among computers. You must have access to the remote computer you want to work with and provide a valid login and a corresponding password.

FTP allows working with the remote machine in the same way as with a local one: move from one directory to another, view and change their contents.

For more information, please read FTP users. Technical details (ISPmanager).

This module can be used to add new FTP accounts, edit their parameters and delete them, as well as enable or disable accounts.

Module «FTP accounts»
Image:T-bullet.gif View a list of accounts
Image:T-new.png Create FTP account
Image:T-edit.png Edit FTP account
Image:T-delete.png Delete FTP account
Image:T-on.png Enable FTP account
Image:T-off.png Disable FTP account

View a list of accounts

  • Name - username that is used to gain the FTP access.
  • Home directory - FTP account home directory.
  • Status - current user status:
    • Image:p-on.png - this FTP account is active.
    • Image:p-off.png - this FTP account is not active.
    • Image:p-shell.png - shell access is active for this FTP account.
  • Disk - disk space (used/limit). The field will be shown, if you choose "Private directory" as a home directory during account creation..

Create FTP account

To add a new FTP account, click the "New" icon and fill out the form:

Module «FTP accounts»
  • Name - enter the name for the FTP account you want to add. This will also be the FTP user name to get access to this FTP account
  • Password - enter a password to access FTP.
  • Re-enter password - retype the password to assure it has been entered correctly.
  • Home directory - select an FTP account home directory:
    • equal to the site admin - user directory will be used as a home one (/home/site-name/).
    • private directory - enter the user's home directory such as /home/site-name/users/user-name/.
      • Disk quota - enter the maximum amount of disk space that can be used by this FTP account. This field is displayed if "Private directory" was selected.
    • other directory - FTP-account' home directory will match the one where web-documents of the selected WWW domains reside.
      • Directory - enter the relative path to the FTP account home directory. The filed is displayed if the "Other directory" was selected.
    • document root - select the WWW domain for this FTP account. The root directory of the selected WWW domain will be the home directory of this FTP account.
      • Domain - enter the WWW domain for this FTP account.
  • Notes - use this field for additional notes.

Edit FTP account

To edit an FTP account, locate the account you wish to edit, click the "Edit" icon and modify the settings you want to change.

Depending on an FTP account home directory, the edit form will vary:

  • If you choose "equal to the site admin", you will be able to change the password and provide information related to the FTP account;
  • If you choose "private directory", you will be able to change the password, disk quota and provide information related to the FTP account;
  • If you choose "document root", you will be able to change the password, domain name and provide information related to the FTP account;
  • If you choose "other directory", you will be able to change the password, directory and provide information related to the FTP account.

Delete FTP account

To delete an FTP account, select it from the list and click the "Delete" icon. Confirm that you want to delete the selected FTP account by clicking OK in the following form.

If the "Private directory" is set as a home directory, it will be removed. In all other cases you will have to delete the FTP account's home directory manually.

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