How To Create FTP Accounts For Bluehost and Hostgator
by Kris

FTP Accounts


Creating an FTP account for Bluehost or Hostgator is an extremely simple task. When I started my “online business journey”, this was just one of the many things that kept me up all night trying figure out AND understand.

ConfusionSo I created this post to show you how to set up FTP accounts with the following hosting providers that “I use myself”.

If you do not use either one of these, I suggest that you log into the hosting provider account that you do have and follow the directions given by them.

Usually, there will be a video, some on site documentation, a post on their blog or a PDF doc that is downloadable. If you don’t have a hosting provider as of yet, (you should by now if you’re reading this) you might want look into the ones that I use:

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HostGator                          Bluehost               

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Bluehost – How To Create an FTP Account


We all learn differently. I find that I learn better with visual aids, so I put the Bluehost FTP creation video tutorial here first. (Screenshots Follow)

Now here are the help screenshot guides.

First go to and hover over the “support” tab and click on “Self Help”.

bluehost screenshot help tab

That will take you to the search page where you type in whatever you need help with into the area provided for “search”.

bluehost screenshot self help resources

As you can see below, there are quite a lot of help answers (117 to be exact) just on the subject of FTP.

bluehost support screen shot ftp search results

It’s pretty basic and to the point right?

You can always just “Google It” Lol.

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More documentation can be found here:

As I stated at the beginning of this post, these directions for FTP account creation are for Bluehost AND Hostgator.

So, moving right along…


Hostgator – How To Create an FTP Account


Once again, we all learn differently so I put the Hostgator FTP creation video tutorial here. (Screenshots Follow)


First go to and enter FTP into the search bar.

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Select How to create an FTP account in cPanel.

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And Voila!!!

More documentation can be found here:

Once again, you can also just “Google It”. It will help either way.

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I just wanted to help guide the “newbies” who really want to know who, what, when, where, and, why.

Now you know How To Create FTP Accounts For Bluehost and Hostgator.

If this post helped you in any way, please leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading.

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