FTP: Guide

File transfer protocol (FTP) is a protocol that facilitates the exchange of files between computers. It is possible to use FTP to exchange files between our web hosting servers and the local computer. This guide explains how to set up an FTP connection so that you can access the files of your website.

FTP Alternatives

Besides FTP, you can also upload files directly to Plesk by using the file manager in Plesk. If you are logged into Plesk, you can click on Files in the left menu to edit or upload/download directly. Another alternative to FTP is to use external git hosting, such as GitHub and GitLab. To do this, click git at the domain you want to set this up for.

Creating an FTP Account

To create an FTP account:

Setting up FTP Connection

For creating an FTP (or FTPS) connection:

FTP Troubleshooting

If you cannot connect to the FTP server, check the server name/ip address (guide) and reset the password (guide). If this still doesn't work, please send a screenshot with the settings to the support desk, so we can have a look with you.

If you need some help, you can always reach our support desk by email support@cloud86.io and on weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm you can also reach us by phone and via the chat in My Cloud86.