How to Delete an FTP User account from cPanel

How to Delete an FTP User account from cPanel

Deleting an FTP user account from cPanel is a straightforward process, but it’s important to ensure that the account is no longer needed before removal. Deleting an FTP account will prevent access to your server via FTP using that account’s credentials. Here’s how to delete an FTP user account in cPanel:

Steps to Delete an FTP User Account in cPanel

1. Log in to cPanel

  • Open your web browser and navigate to your cPanel login page, usually accessed via .
  • Enter your cPanel username and password to log in.

2. Access the FTP Accounts Section

  • Once logged in, look for the ‘Files’ section on the cPanel dashboard.
  • Click on the ‘FTP Accounts’ icon. This will take you to the FTP account management area.

3. Locate the FTP Account to Delete

  • In the FTP Accounts section, you will see a list of existing FTP accounts.
  • Scroll down to find the FTP account that you wish to delete.

4. Delete the FTP Account

  • Next to the FTP account you want to delete, you should see a ‘Delete’ option. This may be represented by a link or an icon.
  • Click on ‘Delete’. You will be asked to confirm the deletion.
  • You may have the option to delete the account only, or the account and its files. Choose the appropriate option based on your needs. If you select to delete the account and its files, be aware that this will remove all files in the FTP account’s home directory, which cannot be recovered.

5. Confirm the Deletion

  • Confirm your choice. If you are sure that you want to delete the FTP account (and possibly its files), proceed with the confirmation.
  • The FTP account will be removed from the list of accounts and will no longer be accessible.

Important Considerations

  • Backup Files: If there are important files in the FTP account’s directory, make sure to back them up before deleting the account.
  • Check Dependencies: Ensure that no ongoing processes or websites depend on the FTP account you are about to delete.
  • Access Rights: Deleting an FTP account does not affect other FTP accounts unless they share the same directory and you choose to delete the files as well.


Deleting an FTP user account in cPanel is a simple process, but it requires careful consideration to avoid accidental data loss. Always confirm that the account is no longer needed and that any important data has been backed up before proceeding with the deletion. Regularly reviewing and managing FTP accounts helps maintain the security and organization of your server environment

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