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WinSCP Not Showing .htaccess Files

Do you have "Show Hidden Files" option enabled? By default WinSCP comes with the option "Show Hidden Files" set to true. but sometimes it comes with this option disabled. To activate this option in ...
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What is a recommended maximum number of files in a directory on your webserver?

I am going to give this a shot. From a filesystem point of view: FAT32: Maximum number of files: 268,173,300 Maximum number of files per directory: 216 - 1 (65,535) Maximum ...
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WordPress refusing FTP connection when using correct details

If it were a folder permission error you would connect but get an error about permissions. First enable WP_DEBUG in wp-config If you have root access, check your php error log, and syslog in /var/...
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Can file encoding change when FTP is used?

You are probably seeing a difference in line-endings. When transferring a file in ASCII/Text mode (as opposed to "Binary mode") then most FTP clients will convert/normalise line-endings to the OS ...
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WordPress refusing FTP connection when using correct details

I had the same problem, I found a number of solutions in various forums, none of which helped. My credentials were OK but they were being rejected; they worked in Filezilla. Somewhere I found a ...
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WinSCP Not Showing .htaccess Files

After the connection is established, if there are hidden files not being shown, on the bottom of the remote panel itself, I noticed there's a small text regarding the number of hidden files. When I ...
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Quickly deleting lots of files using FTP?

Users that don't "ssh" can login to cpanel if their host supports it and use the File Manager there. It will delete files a lot faster. Uploading files over http also seems to be faster in some cases.
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What is the true filename on my server?

The real filename would be exactly the same filename you originally named it. Your only limitation is that set out by the operating system and the filesystem. OK, so looking at Comparison of file ...
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Is it possible to get FTP access with GitHub Page?

No it's not possible. GitHub Pages is for intended for Git users and projects, it is not intended for people looking for a free web host. To use GitHub you must use a GIT compatible client or the ...
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Is there any risk to a network if it allows FTP access to third party websites?

Its likely that they do not want to spend the time considering all of the possible security issues, so your request was denied. Network Admins are under a lot of pressure to maintain a secure network ...
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Only .ftpquota and no other file on my ftp

When you create a FTP user account in cPanel you assign it a ownership directory, if that folder happens to be a child directory of the master account then you won't be able to go higher. e.g /home/...
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Can .htaccess be changed through FTP after it was edited in WordPress in a way that breaks the site?

Absolutely. Your .htaccess file is located in the root directory of the website and can be accessed via FTP.
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What is a recommended maximum number of files in a directory on your webserver?

I've tried to have directories with tens of thousands of files on ext3 and ext4 Linux. It eventually gets to the point where listing those files is prohibitively expensive. It can take a few ...
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Why are hacking attempts coming from IP addresses owned by Google?

I think you’ll find that those are IP addresses for Google Cloud Platform, meaning that it’s not Google themselves but third parties running their own code on Google’s platform. So Google isn’t trying ...
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Website backup file size differs on server vs when downloaded via FTP

It isn't a virus or some sort of FTP compression. It could be a couple of things going on: For example, if the server is running Linux and your desktop is running Windows it is likely that your ...
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Is there any risk to a network if it allows FTP access to third party websites?

FTP is an ugly protocol because it uses dynamic ports, which either needs a wide open firewall or specific configuration within the FTP clients. Also it sends login information in clear by default and ...
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Quickly deleting lots of files using FTP?

You can quickly delete directory or files from FTP using Windows Explorer. Open a Windows Explorer window; press Win+E. Click to select the address bar. Type the FTP site’s address. (example-ftp://...
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Uploading a website when FTP ports are banned

Most panels have a File Manager feature that will allow you to upload, download and edit any file on your server. It is very much like a web based FTP client. I know for sure cPanel and Plesk have ...
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Where to upload my files to on openshift?

Very similar question on StackOverflow here If you're looking to find the webroot of your application running its app-root/runtime/repo. However, I would strongly suggest you make changes ...
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Why I cannot see the root folder of my website?

Mate, you are in your web root. wp-admin wp-content wp-includes and rest of the files are the root directory of your WordPress. Level above are rest of the pages on server. From what I see, you ...
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Can I delete .ftpquota file on server or not

.ftpquota is a file used by your FTP deamon on the server, if you want it deleted, you need to disable the FTP server running on your hosting.
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Can file encoding change when FTP is used?

Yes. Don't transfer UTF-16 files in ASCII mode; use binary mode to avoid data corruption here. FTP's transformation of \r\n to \n will corrupt the remainder of the file if it happens to contain the ...
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Did I just stop my caching issue?

Yes, this will cause clients to re-download when the asset has expired a minute later. This runs under the assumption you've switched e-tags off (see below). The downside is people are now burning up ...
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Error when pruning WHM backups sent offsite via FTP

The FTP server is a Windows Server 2012 machine. It was configured to use ms-dos style directory listings for FTP. ms-dos FTP listing are not compatible with the external backup transport in WHM. ...
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How do I set up my SSH keys so I can copy files from my local PC to a remote shared server?

Perhaps, this article might interest you. However, before following this article, it would be nice to setup the SSH trust first. So, the problem statement is, you want to copy some files from your ...
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Quickly deleting lots of files using FTP?

It's really worth mentioning here that you can rename entire directories instantly and you can rename them into different paths which is usually a good enough solution. Create a directory called "...
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Permissions suddenly changed to '00' on sites images directory

Permissions did not change by themselves, someone (or something) changed it. That could happen multiple ways: PHP Scripts changing permissions User changing permissions via FTP (chmod) The thing is, ...
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SFTP Speed Limit (being a good neighbor on shared server)

Most shared servers I've worked with will temporarily throttle your upload when you go over their allowed upload threshold. #1 is the best because it requires fewer network connections to process your ...
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Removing Joomla from client's server

Ask customer to backup and download the old site (Very important as a legal stand point). Look at Joomla's SQL details within configuration.php and take note of details. Delete contents of public_html ...
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cPanel ssh ftp application to transfer files to another server

Ok, so I have succeeded by making this little php script: <?php exec('wget http://sourcesite.com/backup.zip'); I mean, it's still transferring, so I'm not sure if there's some size limit but we'...
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