Change of Login and Primary FTP Username
intech_system said 3 years, 7 months ago:
Hope you are having a nice day and weekend. I’m having this problem which I’m not being able to figure out. I want to change my login username and primary FTP username but could not find a place to do so.
Anyone smart enough to share this knowledge will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks all of you in advance for helping me out.
Deleted User said 3 years, 7 months ago:
Unfortunately, our Web Hosting accounts will not allow you to change your primary username. However, you can update your password at any time. The following article will help you do so:
In addition, if your using a Windows account with IIS7 or a Linux account, you can add an additional FTP user. The following article will explain this, and also provides a video tutorial:
Hope that helps!
Eric Young said 2 years, 9 months ago:
Ya know, if they give you a pornographic user name, you should be allowed to change it.
juliancd said 2 years, 2 months ago:
I also have the worst user name ever and want to change it NOW.. Please let me know if there is a way to do this by calling or something please. Thanks.
passa763 said 1 year, 7 months ago:
why are we not allowed to change the primary ftp user??
puffidredz said 1 year, 7 months ago:
jus wanted to say that its pretty archaic that we don’t have the option to change our primary ftp usernames. luckily my hosting came free i just had to backup my site, delete the hosting and create a new name. we should be able to change our primary ftp username. its not like its some top secret, area 51 information.
wearef said 1 year, 7 months ago:
I agree. This doesn’t make any sense. We should be able to change this name.
Tim B said 1 year, 7 months ago:
@passa763, @puffidredz, and @wearef
Thank you for posting on our support forum, I will be sure to pass this thread along to our developers for their consideration.
indiansafari said 1 year, 6 months ago:
I also want to change my Login and Primary FTP Username. But, it’s very sorry to know that GoDaddy doesn’t provide such a basic function.
Tim B said 1 year, 6 months ago:
Thank you for your comments, I will continue to forward this suggestion to our developers.
lexxlexx said 1 year, 4 months ago:
I’d like to add my vote this request: it’s unbelievable that you can’t change your login and primary FTP usernames.
baoshi said 1 year, 4 months ago:
I’m not sure but I can change my FTP user name, however once I changed, I cannot change back. It seems there is no name recycling mechanism. I want my old name back
Tim B said 1 year, 4 months ago:
FTP user names cannot be changed, you may have used a user name on a previous account. You would have to cancel your hosting plan and purchase a new one in order to set a new user name.
iccabq said 1 year, 3 months ago:
@timb – Many thanks for your patience. Please continue to encourage the sys admins to provide the GoDaddy support staff a way to help folks change the primary ftp username – that certainly has my +1. I am inheriting the administration of a domain where I work. I find the primary ftp username awkward. As a workaround, I created a new ftp user account and changed the password on the primary one. So I am at least able to use the username and password that I want; however, it seems that not allowing the change really only negatively impacts Go Daddy since that un-used username cannot be recycled and put back into the pool for others to use. Best of luck and thanks again for your supportive efforts.