FTP and protecting a folder

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Hi, it is possible to restrict a cpanel folder or user ftp account so users can download files but can't delete or upload files? 
Thank you



Thank you for verifying what I thought the answer would be.

Arnel C
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Hello Kim,

Thanks for the question regarding the cPanel FTP accounts and the options for files.  As a cPanel administrator you can create FTP accounts for users, but the account does NOT restrict how the FTP client works.  My recommendation is that if you're trying to prevent the deletion of files, then you can keep a master copy of those files.  They would then be copied into the individual FTP account folders.  

Regarding the Upload option.  The best way is to simply restrict the quota of a user (the space available to a user).  Even if they upload a file that is malignant, it would not be harmful to the account as files from that location are not executed. Also, all accounts are actively monitored.

I hope that helps to answer your questions!

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Kindest Regards,

Arnel C.