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Reset the password of an FTP account

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This article explains how you can reset the password of an FTP account.

Resetting the FTP password will depend on the service you are using. Therefore, this article is divided into several sections to make it easier to find the information you are looking for.

Unmanaged Servers, Essential Servers, and Hybrid Servers

If you want to reset the FTP password of an unmanaged server (e.g. Essential Server) and you are not using a web control panel and neither using any of our professional support plans, only you could know how you have set up your FTP service.

However, in the most common cases, resetting the password of a Linux system account will also change it for the main FTP account associated with it.

If you are using a web control panel, you can follow the instructions available in the documentation of the corresponding web control panel to change the password of an FTP Account. At the end of this article, we have shared some articles with instructions for some of the most used web control panels.


Web Hosting

You can reset the password of any FTP account by accessing your web control panel.

You can follow the instructions available in the documentation of the corresponding web control panel to change the password of an FTP Account. At the end of this article, we have shared some articles with instructions for some of the most used web control panels.

Reseller Hosting, and Managed Servers

You can reset the password of any FTP account by accessing your web control panel.

If you want to change the password of an FTP account associated with a sub-account, you will have to log in to the respective sub-account to be able to change the password of any FTP account associated with it.

You can follow the instructions available in the documentation of the corresponding web control panel to change the password of an FTP Account. At the end of this article, we have shared some articles with instructions for some of the most used web control panels.

Web Control Panel Articles

Independently of the service you are using, the main FTP account is usually linked with the username used to access the web control panel. In other words, if you reset the password associated with the username used to access the web control panel, you will also reset the password of the main FTP account associated with it. 

For your convenience, we share some articles with instructions for some of the most used web control panels to let you know how to reset the password of an FTP account:

DirectAdmin: https://www.site-helper.com/ftp.html

cPanel: https://docs.cpanel.net/cpanel/files/ftp-accounts/

Plesk: https://docs.plesk.com/en-US/obsidian/customer-guide/ftp-access-to-your-websites/


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