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How To Download Files from DirectAdmin

There are several ways of downloading files from DirectAdmin, with the most popular being either the DirectAdmin File Manager or FTP.

With either approach you can download files or folders. Single files will be downloaded as-is, while folders will be compressed and downloaded.


How to Download Files from DirectAdmin using File Manager

  1. Login to DirectAdmin
  2. Select System Info & Files, File Manager
  3. Navigate to the folder which has the files you're wanting to download
  4. Hover over the file or folder name with your mouse
  5. Select download (individual file) or compress and download (folder)
  6. Choose to save file, pick the download location and click OK

The other popular option for downloading files is to use FTP. With this option there is a lot more control over what parts of the account are accessible, how multiple files and folders can be downloaded in one batch, resuming if there's an issue, etc.

In order to download files, there either needs to be an account already created so that you can login with the appropriate username and password, or anonymous FTP must be set up to allow access.


How to Check FTP Account Access

  1. Login to DirectAdmin
  2. Select Account Manager, FTP Management
  3. Confirm there's an account you'd like to use

Note: The default account is created with the control panel login username/password. It can have the FTP password changed, but can't be removed.

If you're wanting to provide FTP access for someone else, then follow the create account steps.


How to Create an FTP Account

  1. Login to DirectAdmin
  2. Select Account Manager, FTP Management
  3. Click CREATE FTP ACCOUNT
  4. Enter an FTP Username in the box provided - the name will be appended with your domain, so an account name Example will become Example@yourdomain.com
  5. Enter a password
  6. Pick the radio button that best fits the access you want given
    • Domain - they have access to everything
    • FTP - they can access public_ftp contents
    • User - they'll only see what's in public_html/theirusername subfolder
    • Custom - you pick what they can see
  7. Click CREATE


How to Download Files from DirectAdmin using FTP with Username and Password

  1. Launch your favorite FTP client
  2. Connect to your site
    • Username: the ftp account username with @yourdomain.com like: someaccount@yourdomain.com
    • Password: the ftp account password
    • Server address: ftp.yourdomain.com
    • Port: 21
    • Host Type: auto
    • ASCII/Binary/Auto: auto
    • Initial Folder: (can leave blank)
  3. Navigate to the server folder/subfolder where the files are you wish to download
  4. Depending on the FTP client, select the local folder you want files downloaded to
  5. Highlight the files in the server folder
  6. Click download

Another option is to download via anonymous FTP access which won't require a special FTP account and password creation.


How to Enable Anonymous FTP Access in DirectAdmin (for Downloads)

  1. Login to DirectAdmin
  2. Select Account Manager, FTP Management from the top menu
  3. Click Anonymous FTP Settings
  4. Enter a Welcome Message
  5. Tick the Access box
  6. Click SAVE


How to Download Files from DirectAdmin using Anonymous FTP

  1. Launch your favorite FTP client
  2. Connect to your site
    • Username: anonymous or anonymous@yourdomain.com
    • Password: blank or using anonymous@yourdomain.com
    • Server address: ftp.yourdomain.com
    • Port: 21
    • Host Type: auto
    • ASCII/Binary/Auto: auto
    • Initial Folder: (can leave blank)
  3. You'll start in the /home/username/public_ftp/ (username is the main account username)
  4. Navigate to the server subfolder where the files are you wish to download
  5. Depending on the FTP client, select the local folder you want files downloaded to
  6. Highlight the files in the server folder
  7. Click download
control-panels/directadmin/how-to-download-files-from-directadmin.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/18 08:22 by Karson N.