glow-desktop glow-mobile glow-tablet bg-header banner pattern banner pattern

# Get Sorted

shape-left

Domains / Hosting

or browse the Help Centre by category

shape-right

How to create an FTP account in CWP

How to create an FTP account in CWP
What is FTP? 

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol.

File Transfer Protocol is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and a server on a computer network.

  • An FTP client (software) can be used to log into a server and access and edit files as desired.
  • FTP client can also be used to upload files, e.g. website.
  • FTP login information can be accessed/retrieved in ClientZone.
Follow the steps below to create an FTP account.
  • Log Into CWP via ClientZone.
  • Select the ‘Hosting’ tab.
  • Under the Shared Hosting select your domain.
  • Click on the ‘Website Manager’, then ‘Login to Website Manager’.
  • Once in CWP select ‘File Management’ from the menu on the left-hand side.
Step 1 select File management
  • Then from the drop-down select ‘FTP Accounts’.
  • Select the blue button ‘Create FTP Account’.
  • Add in the settings:
    Login
    Directory
    Password
  • Select ‘Save’.

Your new details will be added to the FTP Accounts list.

How to access a server via using FTP client:

There are various free FTP clients to choose from, such as FileZilla and Cyberduck.

  • Download the mail client.
  • Login.
    Server name = Domain name
    Username and Password
  • Port 21.

Once authorised you will have full access to your hosted domain folders.

FTP 

To have your shared hosting access details sent to you. Read here to see How to send hosting passwords to your mailbox.

medium-image
How to create an FTP account in CWP
01:37

Afrihost Network Status

See the status of our broadband, mobile and hosting networks

For more details, visit our Network Status Page

ClientZone - just like magic

Manage products  .  Make payments  .  Check balances  .  Top up your account

Manage Products
Make Payments
Check Balances
Top Up your Account