How To Find Your FTP Hostname, Username and Password?

FTP(File Transfer Protocol) is a standard protocol for transferring files from one host to another. If you are using a hosting, you might want to know the FTP hostname, username, and password.

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There are many ways you can get started with the process of finding the hostname, username, and password.

To get started, first, you need to install an FTP client. You can install FileZilla as it is pretty much the most used FTP client. Once installed, you can proceed to find the hostname, username, and password.

Using FTP can simplify the process of updating files or uploading new media. You can also achieve the similar work process by using the Cpanel in your hosting account. The only downside is that it is a long process and is doesn’t support drag and drop facility.

Many hosting has an SFTP protocol in place. The protocol uses SSH to secure the line between the two machines. In the case of hosting, the connecting is secured between the client and the hosting servers.

Without much delay, let’s get started with the process of finding the information and credentials.

How To Find Your FTP Hostname, Username and Password?

Step 1: Find the Information in Your Registered Email Account

The best way to start the search is from your registered email account. When you first registered for the hosting account, the hosting sends a series of important emails. They contain your hosting username and password, FTP details clients and other necessary information that you require to get started with the hosting service.

Once, you have got the details; you can go forward and use the FTP client and start uploading or changing the files on the server.

Step 2: Try the cPanel username and password

If you not new to the whole FTP game, you might want to try the default cPanel username and password.

Many hosting companies use this policy to simplify the user process, improving their user experience by a long way.

But, what about the hostname?

The hostname of the similar to your domain name. You just need to add “FTP” to the front of the domain name.

For example,

domain name:

FTP hostname:

Step 3: Get into cPanel and create one

Tried everything, and still not able to find the information you needed. Why not just create one?

Login into your hosting account/cPanel. Once, you are there; you will get FTP Accounts under Files.


Now, click the FTP Accounts and then you will get the following window.


The above screenshot comprises of many fields. You need to fill up the above fields to get started with your FTP account.

Note: Always use the password generator to generate a strong password. Hackers can easily get into your FTP account if you don’t have a strong password.

Still confused?

It is a good time to contact the hosting support and let them sort it out for you.

Wrapping Up

FTP Client is an excellent way to access your website files and do minute changes in seconds.

If you are having any problem finding the FTP credentials, don’t forget to comment below. We will help you find the information and divert you to the right place if needed.

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