Setting up a Hostgator FTP is not all that hard to do. What an FTP does is allow you, the domain owner, to move, modify, delete and add files into and out of your Hostgator account.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
FTP is what most most webmasters use to upload their files, pages, and pictures to the internet. There are many different FTP programs available, some free, some paid, and some just better than others.
Where can I download a free FTP?
There are several FTP clients which you may download and install for free.
Filezilla FTP – Download- Check out video tutorials.
Core FTP – Download- Check out video tutorials.
Cute FTP – Download- Check out video tutorials.
Smart FTP (30 day demo) – Download- Check out video tutorials.
FTP Settings and Connection
This FTP information is found in the welcome email we send. (The FTP information is your control panel login).
FTP Host/Address: (your ip address or domain name)
FTP User: (cPanel/FTP user name)
FTP Password: (cPanel/FTP password)
If you have not received the second welcome email, please be sure you have paid your initial invoice.