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How To Access A Ftp/sftp Server, And Download/upload Files
Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:06 AM
Navigate your browser to http://cyberduck.ch/ and download the latest version of CyberDuck.
Drag the application to wherever you want it to be (most probably /Applications) and open the app. You will see a window that looks similar to the one below:
Click Open Connection on the top left corner, and select one of the many transfer protocols (most probably FTP/STP). type in the Server, Username, and Password (provided by webhost. if not, contact them). Then click connect, and youre in!
That window shows the server's files, and you upload/download by dragging files to and from the window, which I think is really nice.
Navigate your browser to http://winscp.net/ and download the latest version of WinSCP.
Depending on the type of package you downloaded, install and run (installation package) or just run (portable package) the WinSCP. You will see a window that looks similar to the one below:
Type/Paste in the Host Name, Username, and Password (all should be provided by webhost. if not, contact them). Change the Protocol to FTP/SFTP depending on your webhost.
click login, and you're in! The left side is your computer's files, and the right is the files on the server. Simply drag and drop files between the two, and files are being transferred!
Also, the application mentioned above for macs (Cyberduck) also has a Windows version, which you can try. I haven't tested it yet, but it seems promising because the mac version is really nice and I have been using it for a few years already
So that concludes this tutorial. Any questions, please PM/Email me
NOTE: all applications I mentioned are free download and use.
Posted 25 December 2010 - 05:21 PM
And also don't forget FileZilla, my favorite free ftp client.
Posted 26 December 2010 - 12:15 AM
open finder, and click "Go" -> "Connect to Server". or just type <cmd>+<k>.
A window like the one below will pop up.
type it the ftp server, but remember to add "ftp://" to the beginning, because this feature is uses "afp://" (apple file sharing protocol) by default.
Then, its the same as always, you click "Connect", then type in username and password. and you're connected. If you want to save the credentials, click "Add to Keychain".
this might be better than Cyberduck, but I find Cyberduck more user friendly. idk why
Posted 27 December 2010 - 05:19 AM
As mentioned earlier, Filezilla (http://filezilla-project.org/) is not only the best but also a free way to get a FTP client. There is also a Filezilla server that is free.
Posted 27 December 2010 - 09:18 AM
SFTP uses port 22 as defaul while FTP uses port 21 as default
On SFTP connection, both client and server needs to identify each other by using a certificate key
While FTP is enabled on default, SFTP needs extra setup before it can be available.
SFTP servers needs SSL support while FTP can do without one.
Chances are, an SFTP account will be IP locked 70% of the time.
Edited by vhortex, 27 December 2010 - 09:21 AM.
Posted 27 December 2010 - 09:37 AM
On average, 2-3 out of 5 websites I created are hosted on SFTP enabled webhosting and 90% of them have IP locked access. The locked can be disabled but it will help more if they are turned on vs brute force access on the server. The rest are non-IP locked since the designer who are updating the templates being used hyave an ISP with a dynamic IP.
I don't know about the samples given but Windows IE have problems on connecting to the SFTP servers while on dos mode, you can use Telnet as an alternative. WinSCP and Filezilla can both connect to SFTP servers without problems and they are both free.
I use the old Techcia client which is now known as Techia SSH. The old version is free while the latest versions are paid.
Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:48 PM
Even the ftp client embedded in Internet Explorer is able to access a ftp site.
It's very slow no matter how fast is your connection. I found internet explorer taking loads of time just t find the ftp site and then connecting to it. It has to be some problem with IE and not internet connection because connection was fast on other tasks except with IE FTP.
Firefox's FTP Add-ons or FireFTP program which works outside the browser is worth installing. I use fireFTP on windows XP.
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