FTP Accounts

FTP stands for “File Transfer Protocol.” Simply put, this is, the ability to transfer files between computers. An FTP account allows you to give other people limited access so they can upload files to File Manager for use on your website. FTP is similar to SSH, but SSH is more secure and gives users more access to execute commands on your account.

  • Create an FTP Account

Manage FTP Files in File Manager

Watch the video tutorial or continue reading for written step-by-step instructions:

Create an FTP Account

Click on the “FTP Accounts” application on the BYU Domains Dashboard.

Enter in the login information; and click “Create FTP Account.”

Scroll down to view your new FTP account. Return to this page to change your FTP account password, delete the FTP account, or change the account quota (maximum amount of information that can be passed through the account).

By clicking “Configure FTP Client” you can give the necessary FTP access information to another person. This person will then be able to upload files to your File Manager that you can then download or use to build your website.

Manage FTP Files in File Manager

To access files uploaded through an FTP account, you need to get into your File Manager. Click on the “File Manager” application on the BYU Domains Dashboard.

Go to the file “public_html”

Within the “public_html”, folder, there is a folder for each of the FTP accounts that you have created. The FTP folder has the same name as the FTP username. If someone has uploaded something via an FTP client, it will appear here. Any folders that these users create will also be listed. If you put a file into an FTP folder, The FTP user will be able to view and edit it. By clicking on the files themselves, you can make changes to them using the tools at the top of the page. To learn more about the File Manager application, read the File Manager documentation.