SFTP as root

It is not possible to access the server as “root” user via ftp. If you wish to access the root directory of the server, you can use secureSSH using tools like PuTTY or winSCP. You can configure PuTTY as below:- 1. Download the PuTTy sftp client http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/psftp.exe 2. Open the command line interface :

3. […]

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Recurssive WGET via FTP

There are times, when sharing files using email as attachment is not possible, and then one of the best ways is to put those files in a FTP server. Of course, it is even better to put all of them in a zip file, but what if this is not possible? So, if you have […]

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Hide folders

It is better to hide tmp/usr/lib/var folders via the conf file (when accessing ftp). So that these folders will not be accessed by the users. If it is proftpd, find out the proftpd.conf Add the following to the proftpd.conf file:

Enter the directory path near to “<Directory >”, like “<Directory /var/www/vhosts/domainName/httpdocs/folder>” . After […]

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Configuring Filezilla

1. Download FileZilla from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/filezilla/ 2. Install it and launch it. 3. Go to “File >> Site Manager” 4. Click on “New site” Button. 5. Enter the name for the new site in the left pane. 6. Enter the following FTP server details in the right pane :

7. Click on Connect 8. Now in […]

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Change FTP port

This article helps you to change the FTP port in a cPanel server. Pure-FTP 1) Edit /etc/pure-ftpd.conf and look for the following line:

Where addr is a publically routable IP. The default example,, will cause the socket to bind locally but then this connection won’t serve externally. port is the new port you […]

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