FTP Connections

Updated: 09 February 2024
cPanel Version: 118

FTP or File Transfer Protocol is a standard internet protocol used for transmitting files between computers over a network. cPanel's FTP connections interface lets you view current connections to your website via FTP. Let's walk through how to use it.


  • This interface does not appear on servers running the CloudLinux™ operating system.
  • Your hosting provider must have FTP Services enabled

Accessing the FTP Connections Menu

  1. Log into your cPanel account.
  2. Navigate to the Files section.
  3. Click on the FTP Connections icon. This will open the FTP Connections interface.

Understanding the FTP Connections Interface

The FTP Connections interface displays each FTP session's information in a table format. The table includes the following columns:

  • User: Displays the username of the FTP account.
  • IP Address: Shows the IP address of the FTP client.
  • Status: Lists the current status of the FTP session.
  • Process ID (PID): Represents the system ID of the current FTP session.
  • Command: Shows the command that the FTP client is currently running.
  • Time Connected: Indicates the duration of the FTP connection.

Disconnecting FTP Sessions

If you want to disconnect an active FTP session, follow these steps:

  1. Find the FTP session you wish to disconnect in the table.
  2. Click the 'Disconnect' link under the 'Actions' column.
  3. A confirmation box will appear. Click 'Disconnect' to confirm.

This will immediately terminate the FTP session.

External links

FTP Connections - cPanel Documentation