Create FTP on BlueHost

A number of our tools require some level of access to your web server. This can be achieved via FTP, SFTP or SSH protocols. The preferred protocol will always be SFTP or SSH but sometimes, its only offered for a fee, or the host is unfamiliar with how to create these access points.

We’ve compiled this quick tutorial on the creation of an FTP account specifically for Bluehost users.

A File Transfer Protocol (FTP) account will allow us to access your website’s files. The FTP credentials we need to connect to your site are:

  • FTP server (host)
  • Port (default is 21)
  • Username
  • Password

Log Into Your Bluehost Account

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  • Log in using your domain name or the username BlueHost emailed you.
  1. On the navigation menu click FTP.

Bluehost Navigation Panel

  1. Under **Add FTP Account**, type a username and password.

Bluehost Account Creation

  1. For the **Directory**, use /public_html
  • BlueHost automatically adds a subdirectory that needs to be removed, or we won’t be able to access your site.
  1. Click Create FTP Account, then scroll down to the new account.

  2. In the Actions column, click Configure FTP Client next to the new account you created.

Bluehost Action

  1. Note the FTP username, FTP server, and the password you chose for the new account.

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