Note: At the time of this writing, CuteFTP does not support TLS 1.2, the currently recommended TLS protocol, and as such may not be able to connect. To resolve this issue, we recommend using an FTP app that’s in active development, such as FileZilla until CuteFTP is able to support TLS 1.2.
To add an FTP account to CuteFTP:
Visit Tools > Global Options.
Reuse cached session for data connection: Yes
Click the OK button.
Visit Tools > Site Manager.
Make sure Display Site Manager is enabled.
In Site Manager, right-click, the site you wish to modify.
Label: (Same as Host address below)
Host address: (Listed on your hosting account’s Info page)
Username: (Your cPanel username)
Password: (Your cPanel password)
Login method: Normal
When client connects, switch to this remote folder: public_html
Protocol type: FTP with TLS/SSL (AUTH TLS - Explicit)
Click the Connect button.
CuteFTP should now be securely connected to your FTP account!