How to Use FTP on DirectAdmin Hosting

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard protocol used to transfer files between a client and a server over the internet. DirectAdmin hosting offers FTP access to upload, download and manage files for your website. In this guide, we’ll show you how to use FTP on DirectAdmin hosting.

Step 1: Obtain FTP Credentials

To use FTP on DirectAdmin hosting, you will need your FTP credentials, which include the FTP server hostname, username, and password. You can obtain these credentials from your hosting provider or by logging in to your DirectAdmin control panel.

Step 2: Choose an FTP Client

Next, you need to choose an FTP client to connect to your server. There are several FTP clients available, including FileZilla, Cyberduck, and WinSCP. Choose the one that suits your needs and download and install it on your computer.

Step 3: Connect to the FTP Server

Once you have your FTP credentials and an FTP client, you can connect to the FTP server. Open your FTP client and enter the FTP server hostname, username, and password. The FTP server hostname should be the same as your website’s domain name.

Step 4: Transfer Files

Once you’re connected to the FTP server, you can transfer files to and from your server. You can drag and drop files from your computer to the server, or vice versa. You can also use the FTP client to manage files on the server, such as creating and deleting directories.

Step 5: Disconnect from the FTP Server

When you’re finished transferring files, you can disconnect from the FTP server. Simply close the FTP client, and you’ll be automatically disconnected from the server.


FTP is an essential tool for managing files on your DirectAdmin hosting. With the right FTP client and your FTP credentials, you can easily transfer files to and from your server, manage files on the server, and more. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can start using FTP on DirectAdmin hosting in no time.

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