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FTP is the File Transfer Protocol. The protocol is commonly used along side an FTP client for uploading and downloading files.

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WinSCP Not Showing .htaccess Files

I've recently installed WinSCP, I was using Filezilla but I've read somewhere that Filezilla it's not a good FTP Client, and also read that WinSCP is a better one. But now that I logged in I realized ...
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Quickly deleting lots of files using FTP?

At the moment I'm using FileZilla to FTP to my website. Sometimes, I want to delete a large directory, full of lots of other sub-directories and files. Filezilla seems to go through them all ...
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How can I transfer files from one server to another server using FTP

How can I transfer remote files from one FTP server straight to another FTP server?
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What is a recommended maximum number of files in a directory on your webserver?

I have directory that contains 400,000+ files. Potentially the directory could easily contain ~30,000,000 files. Is that a good idea or should I rather chop it up in smaller directories like this: /...
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Can I get Wordpress to upload images etc via FTP instead of the filesystem?

I'm installing a Wordpress blog on a site run from a server farm. We can only upload files through FTP (which gets synced to the web servers). Any file written to the server through the web site is ...
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How do I schedule content publication on a static site?

How do I schedule the publication of new content (in this case, press releases) on my static site? I am using FTP (FileZilla) on Windows 7 to do the job manually. I am assuming there are some FTP ...
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Can file encoding change when FTP is used?

I'm developing a web application which downloads a number of web pages using PHP curl. It then uses diff to compare the files as they change each day. I reported a problem a few weeks back where ...
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Only .ftpquota and no other file on my ftp

I had a problem logging in my ftp account with old login-password (I don't know why, I have changed it to try again, but there is no positive result). So, I made a new FTP account in my CPanel - and I ...
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Can I delete .ftpquota file on server or not

I'm just doing upgrades alongside some cleaning on my server [cpanel], can I delete this file? does it harm my system or just resets (automatically gets created again with 0 0)?
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Failure retrieving contents of directory

Currently I have a couple of websites. My problem is that if I login on 1 specific domain with any of my programs (using notepadd++, FileZilla and Netbeans) the program stops at the content listing. ...
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Symbolic link of file on ftp server to file on dropbox

Can I create a symbolic link from an ftp server (file on website) to a Dropbox URL? I'm trying and it's seeming to work correctly. My problem is a video isn't playing correctly on my site, but I know ...
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Cannot change file permission via FTP: '500 - command not understood'

I have an old site that is in danger of being compromised as many of the directories and files have permissions set to 777. However, when I try to change them to 555 via FileZilla I get the error ...
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WordPress refusing FTP connection when using correct details

I am trying to update some plugins on a WordPress site. To do this directly through WordPress you need to provide: Hostname Username Password Connection yype I am definitely using the correct ...
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550 “Overwrite permission denied” when editing a file via FTP

DreamHost recently moved my accounts to a new shared box, and now I can't edit files via UltraEdit's built in FTP client, which messes up my work flow! What did they do that this is not working now? ...
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How Do I Upload Pages To The Server?

I've heard of FTP but I'm not exactly sure how to use it. What's the best way to get pages from my computer to the server?
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Error when pruning WHM backups sent offsite via FTP

We're using WHM 64.0 on a CloudLinux 6.9 dedicated host. We have a scheduled backup configured that backs up each hosted cPanel, as well as the system files. The backup also FTP's the backup files ...
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Where to upload my files to on openshift?

I have a node app that I want to upload on openshift. I have already managed to create a public/private key and am able to sftp to my server. However, when I enter what I see is the following: I ...
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How to scan/clean my ftp for malware?

Just recieved this email from my hosting: Your web hosting account for your domain xxxx has been deactivated, as of 06/06/2012. (reason: terms of service violation - malware/virus) This ...
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What is the true filename on my server?

I have created a pdf under the name André.pdf on my server. However, I am not sure if this is the actual filename. I first assumed André.pdf is the actual filename because I can access it through ...
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Students publishing their websites to Amazon S3

I want students to publish their static websites to Amazon S3. But I can't have them all create AWS accounts because it requires their credit cards even for the free usage tier. I don't mind letting ...
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Is it possible to get FTP access with GitHub Page?

I want to make a website using GitHub Pages but can I get FTP access for the website?
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Is giving a "trusted'" 3rd party FTP access to a subdomain dangerous for the whole domain?

I'm giving a "trusted" 3rd party (I say "trusted" because I've worked with them before, but in reality I don't know them...) access to a development version of my site x.mysite.com. The site is ...
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Managing multiple web servers for clients

I'm looking for a way to manage many combinations of FTP's, hosting company usernames and passwords, and what websites are on what web server. We manage 3 of our own web servers and some where around ...
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How to limit the FTP bandwidth for one user?

I have no experience in webmastering, so sorry if it is a simple question! I have a VPS and about 30GB files on it and I am trying to download them to my PC. So for transfering them I made an FTP. ...
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Website backup file size differs on server vs when downloaded via FTP

When I backup my files using Filezilla, as soon as a file is downloaded, it has different file size with the original file size on the server. I am not sure if it is normal or a kind of virus or ...
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Is it possible to setup an ftp server that only allows file uploads? [closed]

Is it possible to setup an ftp server in such a way that only allows users (either registered accounts or anonymous accounts) to upload files and do nothing else (such as delete files, view other ...
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Server's certificate is unknown when using ftp with cPanel

I have a VPS hosting with both WHM/cPanel and SSH root access, I created an FTP account using cPanel, now when I try to connect using FileZilla I get the following warning: The server's certificate is ...
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Permissions suddenly changed to '00' on sites images directory

A client's site images directory permissions have suddenly changed to 00. This means no one can access the directories content; not even the browsers. I cannot access the directory or change its ...
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How can I give FTP access to multiple folders in cPanel?

I am trying to create a FTP account in cPanel, and give it FTP access to multiple directories. There are a lot of folders, but I only want to give the user access to two of them. I know how to give ...
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Can't Make Changes via FTP on my Ubuntu Server

I'm very new to server management, I literally just set this up for the first time a couple weeks ago, no idea what I'm doing. In order to allow WordPress to run updates, apparently everything needs ...
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URLs appended with a fullstop (period)

When I log into to my hosting provider to view my website stats I have noticed that there are a few repeated page URLs with a full stop on the end. I have hunted for this additional page on my FTP but ...
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FTP Accounts Created Automatically?

I am new here, but I am experiencing something that seems to be quite unique. I did research online and could not find an answer to this. So I created this post to see if I can get some clarity. As ...
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Filezilla 227 Entering Passive Mode

I started to transfer some plugin files to my server via Filezilla. After a while I'm getting following error from my server. Command: PASV Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (185,22,186,185,...
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How can I upload or delete files to multi-ftp servers [closed]

Is there a program for upload or delete files to multi-ftp servers. eg. Ftp sites: ftp.a-site.example ftp.another-site.example Command: DELETE a-file From All FTP SITES Or: DELETE a-file or ...
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Hosting provider's cPanel expired and we can't upload or download files

My client's hosting provider's cPanel licence has either expired or number of users have exceeded limit. Now although my client has valid login credentials, he is unable to actually access the panel ...
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Transferring site from one server to another - good tools?

I'm not a webmaster - I'm a generalist with a strong bias towards development of applications and databases, but currently I'm helping a client I've consulted with before, and they want to move some ...
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Why are hacking attempts coming from IP addresses owned by Google?

I catch, save, and report all suspicious or malicious acts against my servers. Among the things I track are port scans on vulnerable ports (including the default ports for SSH, RDP, Plesk, and Webmin, ...
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Did I just stop my caching issue?

I frequently upload my projects on my hosting and ask some feedback; but the problem is that those people always have to clean their cache in order to see the new changes. So I think i might just ...
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Closing ftp-connection in filezilla

If I am connected to a server, is it ok to just shut down filezilla? Does filezilla make a disconnect in a proper way?
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FTP many images from one server to another server in fastest way

I have many images in my server and I want transfer my data to another server. I want combine those files to one file and then FTP. I am using 7-zip with "store" option to make one file, but it is ...
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Is there a way to retrieve a FTP/cPanel accounts password using WHM?

I know you can reset an accounts password with WHM, but does any one know a way to retrieve an existing one?
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My site has crashed .. anyone have some info?

I booked a domain name for my website from a hosting provider .I gave the domain name , along with ftp details to a freelancer to develop the site in wordpress . the freelancer developped and he got ...
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How to stop running website copying task initiated in Plesk Panel?

I have started website copying to an external directory via FTP at Plesk Panel (Centos 7). I wanted to stop it because it is too slow and will take it many days if I let it continue to run. I have ...
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Change server structure to be able to view files/folders in browser (Dedictaed server)

I'm trying to deploy Wordpress on a red hat Linux server (dedicated server). I'm trying to access it using the normal URL structure [IP]/[rootfoldername]/[nameofthefile] but it's not working. Note ...
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SFTP Speed Limit (being a good neighbor on shared server)

I've been developing my website on a local server and I am ready to upload to production. The initial upload will be in the 4 GB range. I don't want to slam the server, I think a Filezilla speed ...
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Removing Joomla from client's server

I've been designing a website for a client. It is since completed and I have the ftp details to upload the site. It appears they are using software called "Joomla!" How should I go about removing ...
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How to change Apache server to IIS server and MS SQL server database?

I have a domain with Apache server. I have the FTP logins. I want to change it to IIS server and MS SQL server database. How to convert it and who will do this?
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Deleted files still accessible without www in url

I have deleted all files and all hidden files off my server, there is nothing but log files which cannot be deleted. Ironically, files are accessible when nothing is there. Cache cleared, multiple ...
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FTP client says directory permissions are 0000

I encountered a problem that appears to be related to permissions (same as this one). When I looked at the permissions of various directories in FireFTP, they all were 0000, which is obviously ...
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Where can I find a good perl script for a cronjob that backs up all files in a specific folder on my webspace?

I want to automate backups on my webspace. My provider allows for cronjobs to be executed once a day. I have already implemented a cronjob that backs up my database with mySQLdumper, using a perl ...
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