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Create FTP on InMotion

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 InMotion 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 InMotion Account

  1. Log into your InMotion Administrative Panel
  • Log in using your email address.
  1. Scroll to the section with your site name,click cPanel, and log in with your email address.

InMotion FTP Section

  1. Scroll down to the Files section and click FTP Accounts.

InMotion Cpanel Section

  1. Under Add FTP Account, type a Login and Password.

InMotion Add FTP Panel

  1. For the Directory, use /public_html
  • Inmotion 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. Under the Actions column, click Configure FTP Client next to the new account you created.

InMotion Actions

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

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