In this article, I will show you how to use FTP account to transfer files to server and from server. I will also show you how you can create another ftp user in DreamHost.
Full form of FTP is File Transfer Protocol. FTP is mainly used to transfer files. You can transfer files from your computer to the server and from server to your computer using any FTP account. Ofcourse, for using FTP account, you need to have FTP client installed on your desktop or personal computer. You can also use FTP account using WebFTP website.
Create FTP Account
When you open an account with DreamHost, you will get one user account. FTP is enabled by default on that account. So you can use that account and password to transfer files from and to the server.
If you want to use another FTP account then you need to create one. Here, I will show you how to create FTP account. Just use the following steps to create new FTP account.
1) First login to DreamHost Panel.
2) In the Main Menu, click on Users then click on Manage Users button.
3) Then click on Add A New User button.
4) In the user type, select user type FTP user. Then give the user name. Give the full name and enter the password.
5) Finally, click on Add User button. The new user account will be created and you will see a success message like following.
Congratulations! You new ftp user is ready for use. You can use it either with Web FTP or FTP clients.
Use FTP Account
To use FTP account, you need to have FTP client installed on your desktop or your personal computer. There are many FTP clients. My favorite FTP client is FileZilla. Here, I am going to show you how you can use FileZilla to transfer files to and from server.
To use FileZilla, first you need to install it on your personal computer. You can download it from the official website. Installation process is very simple. Just double click the setup file and follow the instructions given on the screen. That’s it. FileZilla is now installed on your PC.
The first thing you need to make sure using FTP is that your domain has to be under the FTP user name which you want to use. If your domain is managed by another FTP user name then you can’t upload files to that domain using your preferred FTP user name.
Now open the FileZilla. You will see the screen like following.
Now enter the hostname, ftp username and password in the FileZilla. Then click on Quickconnect button. You will be connected to the server and you will see that right side remote listing is enabled on the FileZilla.
Now on the left hand side, you have your PC directory listing and on the right hand side you have server directory listing. If you want to transfer file from your PC to server then drag the file from left to right and if you want to transfer file from serve to PC then drag the file from right to left.
So now you know how to create FTP user account on DreamHost and how to use it using FileZilla.