How to Use Web FTP/Browser-Based FTP in cPanel Shared Hosting
Managing your files is a critical aspect of website management. While traditional FTP clients like FileZilla are commonly used, you can also use browser-based FTP, also known as WebFTP, for quick tasks. This article explains how to use browser-based FTP on your Windows PC for cPanel Shared Hosting with Domain India.
- A Domain India cPanel hosting account
- Your FTP username and password
- The IP address of your server or your domain name
Accessing WebFTP Using a Windows PC:
Open File Explorer: Press
Win + Eon your keyboard to open File Explorer.
Navigate to Address Bar: Click on the Address Bar at the top of the window.
Enter FTP URL: Input one of the following URLs into the Address Bar, replacing the placeholders with your specific account information:
Credential Privacy: Ensure you're using a secure network when entering your credentials directly into a URL, as it's not encrypted.
FTP Account Limitations: This method won't work for additional FTP accounts or addon domain FTP accounts as browsers don't accept two
@symbols in the URL. For these types of accounts, a dedicated FTP program like FileZilla is recommended.
If you encounter issues, verify the following:
- Confirm you're using the correct FTP credentials
- Check to ensure that the server's IP address or domain is correctly entered
- Validate that the FTP service is running on the server
Browser-based FTP is a convenient feature for quickly accessing and managing files directly from your web browser. Although not as robust as dedicated FTP clients, it offers simplicity and speed for simple file management tasks.