You may need to provide access to FTP to someone who is developing your website. By creating an FTP sub-account you can restrict access to a specific domain, folder, or even a specific file. All Linux accounts have the ability to create an FTP sub-account. Windows accounts on control panel 6 and higher can have FTP sub accounts, but on a Windows account they are called system accounts.
To create an FTP sub-account on a Linux account you must first access your control panel. You will then click the FTP manager icon.
From there you will be taken to a screen that gives you the ability to add an FTP sub-account:
Once you click on the “ADD” button, you will then be taken to a screen that allows you to enter in the username, password and relative directory. The relative directory would be the path to the folder or file that you want to grant the user access to.
Take notice that when specifying a folder in the “Relative home dir” for Linux accounts, you should be using a forward slash “/” not a back slash “\”.
Once all of the information is filled out click “Submit” and your FTP sub-account has been created!
If you are on a Windows account on control panel 6 and up you can add an FTP system account by following the instructions below:
First check to make sure you are on a control panel that allows you to add a system account. After accessing your control panel you can tell what control panel you are on by looking in your address bar:
From there you will be taken to a screen like the one below that gives you the option to add a system account:
Click the “ADD” button and you will be taken to the screen that allows you to create a log in for the system account:
Click “Next” and you will be taken to the screen that asks you to specify what access you want this user to have:
Take notice that when specifying a folder in the “Relative home dir” for Windows accounts, you should be using a backslash “\” not a forward slash “/”.
Finally you click the “Next” button and you have successfully created a system account user for your Windows hosting!