If the client removes a FTP account in Linux cPanel hosting, will the files be removed as well?

Yes, it is possible. Deleting your FTP account will also delete all files associated with your Linux cPanel hosting. When deleting an FTP account in cPanel, you can choose to delete both the account and its files, or just the FTP account. When you delete an FTP account and its files, cPanel also deletes all files in the home directory of the FTP account.

Before you delete your FTP account and associated files, make backup copies of any files you want to keep. Because deleted files cannot be recovered. In this article, we will assist in how to remove an FTP account without its directory files from cPanel.

Steps to remove FTP account without its directory files from cPanel

Here are the steps to delete an FTP account without files from cPanel:

Step 1. Log in to your cPanel account. You will need the credentials for this.

Step 2. Once logged in, navigate to the "Files" section in cPanel and click on "FTP Accounts."

Step 3. Under the FTP Accounts section, you will see a list of all current FTP accounts. Find the FTP account that you want to delete and click the Delete button next to it.

Step 4. A confirmation prompt will appear asking if you want to delete the FTP account. Make sure that the option to "Delete the User's Home Directory" is unchecked. This ensures that only the account is removed, while the files in its directory remain intact. Double-check this before proceeding.

Step 5. After confirming the option is unchecked, click the "Delete" button. The FTP account will be removed from cPanel, but the directory and its files will not be deleted.


To remove an FTP account from cPanel without deleting the associated directory files, follow these steps carefully. Make sure to exercise caution and double-check the options to avoid accidentally deleting any important files.

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