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Create a New FTP Account in Your Linux Package

For Linux packages

Follow the steps below to create a new FTP account in your Linux package to start transferring files to your webspace.

In most 1&1 web hosting packages, you can set up additional users or accounts for your webspace in addition to the main user you set up initially. If, for example, another person requires access to a specific directory only, you can create a separate user for him or her.

This article describes how to create an FTP account for a Linux package only. If you are using a Windows package, please reference Create a New FTP Account in a Windows Package.

Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
Click the Secure FTP Account link from the Hosting panel.
Click FTP Account
Click Secure FTP Account

Step 3
Click Create User.
FTP Account Menu
FTP Account Menu
Step 4
Enter a User name and choose a secure password.
Please note:
The first part of the user name is set by default. For the second part, you can choose any sequence of characters or numbers. Special characters, such as "+" or "*" are not permitted.
  • If you want the user to not have access to the entire webspace, you can specify a directory. To do so, click Change and choose the directory in the overview.
  • Optional: Add a description of the FTP account in the Personal note box. This will be displayed as additional information in the user overview.

Then, click Save.

Create FTP Account Menu
Create FTP Account Menu
Step 5
You will then see an overview with the account data for your FTP account. You can access this data again at any time in the 1&1 Control Panel.
Please note:
The following example is typical for Linux hosting packages. For Windows hosting packages, a different port (21) and a different protocol (FTPS) are used.
Overview of FTP account data for Linux Hosting
Overview of FTP account data for Linux Hosting

The FTP account will now be set up and should be ready in a few minutes.