New installations of cPanel & WHM will have ftpd
disabled by default, starting with Version 86. End-users that are
utilizing Version 86 will not have the ability to transfer data on their
servers using FTP.
Data transmitted using FTP is vulnerable to brute force
attacks, spoofing, and sniffing. Removing the protocol from the product
provides a more secure default cPanel & WHM setup and allows further
There are several safer alternatives to transferring data to and from your servers, including SFTP and the Web Disk feature.
If you find the need to continue to use FTP on your server, you can either reenable via WHM’s “FTP Server Selection” tool or by running the following script:
and choosing your FTP server (pure-ftpd or proftpd) of choice. FTP can also be disabled again using those two methods.
We recommend system administrators should consider
disabling the FTP service in their existing installations if their
customers do not require it.
This will not impact customers running cPanel & WHM Version 84
and older. As 86 is the new LTS (Long Term Support) version, to receive
ongoing support an upgrade will eventually be required.
Migrating systems to a new operating system will incur a period of downtime while their domains' DNS updates to the new server IP address.
Having your systems administrator migrate your server allows you to control the process. If you would like to hire someone to manage your server or to help with migration, here’s a list of SafeAdmin Certified system administrators.
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