Why do we need to open a FTP Account ?

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I have been using FTP to upload and download files to PC or website. I notice that we can open a FTP Account in this FTP, but I am curious why do we need to open a FTP account, what is the purpose ?

Hello, Thank you for your question. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, and is used for transferring files between you and your server. For more detailed information, I recommend reading our FTP Getting started guide. You can also create additional FTP accounts in cPanel; this is useful for providing additional, limited, or temporary FTP access. For example, you have a developer that needs access to a specific folder, you can create an FTP account for them, then delete the account when their job is complete. If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below. Thank you, -John-Paul