FTP / File Transfer Protocol
The standard method for downloading and uploading files over the Internet. With FTP, you can login to a server and transfer files (meaning you can "send" or "receive" files). Some sites have public file archives that you can access by using FTP with the account name "anonymous" and your e-mail address as the password. This type of access is called anonymous FTP. There are a lot of different types of ftp clients for all operating systems. WS-FTP, Cuteftp and Flashfx belong to the best FTP programs for Windows. Many Macintosh owners use a program called Fetch. Knowing FTP is necessary (and easy) if you want to customize aspects of your own website (i.e. by uploading a new module for the content management system of your choice). FTP access is available with all hosting packages except for EZOS XS.
With Anonymous FTP enabled, you can allow anonymous FTP access to visitors wishing to download or upload files to your web site as if you were running your own FTP server. You can enable (and disable) ANON FTP access within your Control Panel.
Anonymous FTP Security
Anonymous FTP will grant any and all users the ability to access your public_ftp director. Anonymous users will have access to upload or download files to and from your domain. In addition to this, you must set the appropriate permissions for your directories to restrict anonymous FTP access. This is needed to ensure that anonymous users will not be able to access any existing files or directories. You can inhibit access to specific files and directories on our Linux servers using the File Manager by disabling public read and/or write access to the files or folders you don't want people to see.
Anonymous FTP Responsibility
As the account owner, you are responsible for any and all files that are stored on your domain. This includes files that were uploaded by you as well as by anonymous FTP users. With the use of anonymous FTP, your site is in danger of becoming a "warez" site. Typically, these are sites that are used to trade (upload/download) illegally pirated copies of software programs with one another. As the account owner, the complete content of your account is your responsibility. If your site becomes a trading post for "warez" programs, you may face legal action that can be taken against you by the programmers/software companies of the copyrighted software.
FTP with SSL (FTPS)
FTPS should not be confused with SFTP. FTPS is a name used to encompass a number of ways in which FTP software can perform secure file transfers. Each way involves the use of a SSL/TLS layer below the standard FTP protocol to encrypt the control and/or data channels, which allows sessions to be encrypted between an FTP client and server.
SFTP is possible with all hosting plans that come with a regular bash.
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