Changing an FTP User’s Path

By default, your main FTP (cPanel) user will have and FTP path to the user’s home folder, and each FTP user you create after that will have a path that you specify with you create the account in cPanel > FTP accounts.

Unfortunately, cPanel’s interface does not currently let you change the FTP paths for your main account or sub-accounts, but you can easily change these in the FTP user configuration files. Each cPanel user has a file in /etc/proftpd (yes, even if you use pure-ftp), which contains the information about the FTP users for that account. A sample FTP user file for the cPanel ‘user1′ may look like this:

newuser:$1$K4v6EN_V$gmV/YZVYP1w/oJRy/72cg.:2110:2098:user1:/home/user1/public_html/newuser:/bin/ftpsh
user1:$1$21PI_llg$mkBe12xsL2K3YZPSkM.3..:2110:2098::/home/user1:/bin/ftpsh
user_logs:$1$21PI_llg$mkBe12xsL2K3YZPSkM.3..:2110:2098:user1:/usr/local/apache/domlogs/user1:/bin/ftpsh

If you want to change the FTP root for any of the users, simply make the change in this file and restart your FTP service.

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