How to Remove an FTP user account in Plesk

How to Remove an FTP user account in Plesk

How to Remove an FTP user account in Plesk

Removing an FTP user account in Plesk is a straightforward process. This action is typically necessary when an FTP account is no longer required, such as after a project completion or when an employee leaves the company. Here’s how you can remove an FTP user account in Plesk:

Step 1: Log into Plesk

  1. Access Plesk Panel:
    • Open your web browser and navigate to your Plesk login URL. This is usually in the format of https://yourserverip:8443 or https://yourdomain.com:8443.
    • Enter your Plesk username and password to log in.

Step 2: Navigate to FTP Access

  1. Find FTP Access Settings:
    • Once logged in, go to the “Websites & Domains” tab.
    • Find the domain associated with the FTP account you want to remove.
    • Click on “FTP Access”. This option is typically found under the domain’s management section.

Step 3: Remove the FTP Account

  1. Delete the FTP Account:
    • In the FTP Access section, you will see a list of FTP accounts.
    • Locate the FTP account you wish to remove.
    • Click on the “Remove” or “Delete” button next to the FTP account. This button is often represented by a trash can icon.
  2. Confirm the Removal:
    • A confirmation dialog will appear asking if you are sure you want to remove the FTP account.
    • Confirm the removal. Be cautious as this action is irreversible through the Plesk interface.

Step 4: Verify the Account is Removed

  1. Check the FTP Accounts List:
    • After removal, ensure that the FTP account no longer appears in the list of FTP accounts.
    • If the account is still listed, try refreshing the page or repeating the removal process.

Best Practices and Considerations

  • Backup Important Data: Before removing an FTP account, ensure that any important data stored in the account’s directory is backed up.
  • Inform Relevant Users: If the FTP account is used by other people, inform them about its removal to avoid confusion or work disruption.
  • Check for Automated Processes: If there are any automated processes or scripts using this FTP account, update them accordingly to prevent errors.


Removing an FTP user account in Plesk is a simple and quick process. Regularly reviewing and managing FTP accounts helps maintain the security and efficiency of your server environment. Always take the necessary precautions, such as backing up important data and informing relevant users, to ensure a smooth transition when an FTP account is removed.


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