Bluehost offers standard cPanel hosting, that comes with its file manager, which can be used to download and upload files. But, nothing beats the freedom and comfort of using an FTP client on the desktop, to connect to your hosting account for uploading or downloading files.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) allows you to manage your files with third party applications like FileZilla, CoreFTP, etc. Using a FTP file manager to upload files is a great practice when the number of files or size of the files is large. FTP accounts configures users who can upload, download or modify your files through FTP. Move my cPanel website with FTP and FileZilla You can upload or backup your website by moving a copy of your files between your computer and your Linux Hosting account with File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Most FTP client apps will work, and these steps explain how to. FileZilla is an open source FTP client, it is available on multiple platforms like Linux and Windows. This client also supports FTP over secured connections that is SFTP and FTPS. You can use this software to upload and manage your files in your webserver. Username: your cPanel username Password: your cPanel password Port: 21098 Alternative FTPES settings are: Host: ftpes://server your account is hosted on Username: your cPanel username or full FTP account username, like [email protected] Password: your cPanel password or FTP account password Port: 21 Hit Quickconnect button to initiate the connection. Log in to GreenGeeks and go to cPanel by clicking the “cPanel Login” button in the “Quick Server Login” section. In the “FILES” section, click the “FTP Accounts” link or icon. Enter the FTP username for the account in the “Log In” field. Enter the FTP password in both.
For the new user, this might be overwhelming and sounds technical to connect to your FTP account. When I started blogging, 9 years back it was my first time, and I was afraid that I might end up breaking something.
Do remember, till the time you are not deleting or overwriting anything, there is nothing to worry about.
In this tutorial, I will be guiding you on how you can connect to your Bluehost hosting FTP account via a desktop FTP client. Few things to know:
- This method will be same for almost all cPanel hosting.
- I will be using FileZilla for this tutorial but using the same method you can use any other FTP clients like Cyberduck.
Connecting to Bluehost cPanel FTP account from Desktop
To get started, you need three things: Host Address, Username, and password. Once you have all these three things, you can use any FTP client to connect to Bluehost FTP account.
Cpanel Ftp Log
If you need to connect via SSH, you can refer to this guide. Let’s solve your query of Bluehost FTP login:
- Host Address: This will be your primary domain name. A domain name which you used when purchasing your Bluehost account or primary domain name in your account.
- Username: This will be same as your cPanel login username. One which you use to login to your Bluehost account.
- Password: This will be same as your Bluehost login password.
FTP port will be 21.
To get started, simply download FileZilla from official download page over here. You need FileZilla client to log in to your hosting FTP account. Once downloaded, simply install FileZilla, and enter the details as shown in below image. Replace the detail with the one you have with you:
Enter the details as shown in the above image, and click on quick connect. You will start seeing the response, and finally, you will be connected to your hosting account via FTP. Your screen will look something like the below image:
Now, just for some understanding:
The left panel is your local computer (your desktop), and the right one is your hosting account FTP. If you have installed WordPress and need to make changes there, click on Public_html and there you will find all directory associated with your WordPress installation.
From the right panel, you can select any file and folder, and right-click to upload it to the working directory of your remote site. If you are doing it for the first time, start with one file, and you will know where the files are going. This will be fun, and you will start learning using FTP hosting.
Filezilla Ftp Settings
If you still have any question related to using FTP account of you Bluehost or any similar cPanel hosting, feel free to ask me via comments.The following two tabs change content below.
Cpanel Ftp Setup
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