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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Only .ftpquota and no other file on my ftp

While adding new FTP account, you need to put "public_html" folder in 'Directory' input field. So create new FTP account with Directory listing set to public_html, and the trying logging through FTP ...
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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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Why I cannot see the root folder of my website?

The comment on your original post is correct, and I actually don't use any CMS I don't whip up myself either but if your new to WordPress to the best of my knowledge would output the 'theme' you ...
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Why I cannot see the root folder of my website?

Have you tried clicking on the .. in the right hand panel? That indicates the parent directory. If that doesn't work you will have to check with your web host, perhaps they have limited FTP access ...
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Cpanel is unable to load login page

I've made few edits to your question. You need to contact your support. It can be large variety why you can't access your cpanel. Mostly there's a wrong credentials or you are trying to access on ...
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Can file encoding change when FTP is used?

The answer I've accepted on this is correct however I'm adding some notes about how I used this information to work out what was going on. The question uses file1.html and file2.html for simplicity. ...
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Can file encoding change when FTP is used?

Yes , ftp does some encoding changes. Data is transferred from a storage device in the sending Host to a storage device in the receiving Host. Often it is necessary to perform certain transformations ...
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Closing ftp-connection in filezilla

While it does not matter how you close the FTP connection in FileZilla, you may let the connection timeout, close the window, or manually close the connection via this icon in the menu:
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Centos 7 FTP user being able to see directories they should not

You can prevent users accessing directories and files outside their home location by using chroot, often referred to as chroot jail. A chroot on Unix operating systems is an operation that changes ...
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Redirecting FTP Browser Requests to HTTP

Redirection in HTTP is done at the HTTP protocol level. FTP has no such concept which means redirection at the protocol level is not possible. You might try to offer a HTML page using FTP which ...
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Can a CPanel managed server only have one SFTP account?

SFTP is SSH file transfer protocol and it is an optional option Some shared hosts disable SSH. Some shared hosts enable SSH. Some shared hosts will enable SSH it if you contact them. Setting up ...
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Change server structure to be able to view files/folders in browser (Dedictaed server)

Web servers don't make every file on a computer available. That would be a huge security problem. Rather, by default they make a single directory available. As the message says, that directory is /...
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Wordpress files will not show up in ftp client

Open CPanel, go to Files and then FTP accounts. Look at your FTP account to see what the initial directory is (you can compare using CPanel's File Manager in the same section). It sounds like you're ...
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How to stop running website copying task initiated in Plesk Panel?

You will have to find the process and kill it. Use the command sudo ps aux to list all running processes. To narrow it down sudo ps aux | grep cp might work. It depends on how plesk implements this. ...
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