Anonymous FTP access allows anyone to access your public_ftp folder. The intention is to allow unidentified visitors to download (and possibly upload) files on your website.
- You cannot use anonymous FTP with a Hatchling or Baby plan.
- You must purchase and receive a dedicated IP address for your cPanel before anonymous FTP will work.
- Anonymous FTP users can view and download files if you have a Business or reseller plan. If you need to be able to upload to public_ftp, you can create an FTP account and set the home path as public_ftp/incoming, then anyone can use this newly created user name and password to upload to the public_ftp folder.
- Anonymous FTP users can view, edit, download, and upload files if you have a dedicated plan.
This is not the best solution for security purposes. By allowing users to upload files without a username or password, you might generate a possible security hole for hackers. If you still wish to proceed, you may set up anonymous FTP access by doing the following:
- Click on FTP Manager
- Click on Anonymous FTP Controls
- Click on the Allow anonymous access to ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com tick box or the Allow anonymous upload to ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com/incoming tick box. You must click on both tick boxes to enable uploads.
- Click on the Save Settings button.
We strongly recommend you create FTP accounts which require a username and password for a person to upload and download files on your website.
- How do I upgrade my account to a better plan?
- How to create an FTP account
- How to set up an anonymous FTP message
- public_ftp folder