In order for us to clean sites, we need FTP or SSH access. If you’ve never heard of this, or you’re not sure how to get it, no worries! We are here to help.
By having this, we are able to look at and scan every file in your site. This information can be found in your cpanel, or in your hosting company’s dashboard. Since each hosting company has their own setups for FTP access, we’ve put up a little guide on how to find your FTP credentials in some of the most common hosting companies.
Login to your Account Manager and click on Web Hosting.
Then, click on what type of account you have:
- Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel)
- Linux (cPanel) or
- Windows (Plesk)
(You can tell this by the second word in your hosting’s description beneath your hosting account’s domain name).
Then, once you’ve chosen your account type, just click on Launch next to the domain name or hosting account you want to use. Your username will be listed and you can change your password or create a new account there.
Login to your Bluehost Account and click on FTP accounts,
Enter a Login username and a password for this username,
Choose the directory you’d like to give access, this should be
You should have received an email from them when you signed up giving you the FTP credentials for your site. If you don’t have it anymore, do this:
Login to your Dreamhost cpanel,
Click on Users and then on manage users”,
Click on Edit and you can change your passwords there.
Login to your Media Temple Account,
Click on Server Guide,
There you will see your FTP details such as host, username and password. You can change your password there too.
You can use your cPanel account username and password to login via FTP. If it doesn’t work, check out another option on how to create an FTP username & password here.