FTP: Settings and Connections

General FTP settings

You can connect via FTP to your web hosting account with as little as three pieces of info:

  1. Server name — often your domain name will suffice.
  2. User name — your cPanel username can double as an ftps\sftp username
  3. Password — your cPanel password
Host example.com
User username@example.com
Password Your password


  • IP addresses are limited to 8 open FTP connections at a time. It is not uncommon for an FTP application to open at least 4 or more connections.