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Solution There are 2 ways to allow ftp access. #1 is to setup user access and #2 is to allow anoyomous ftp access. Both are setup in your cpanel.

You can allow users to connect to your anonymous FTP directory without having a password to login. This may be useful if you have files that you wish to be publicly available for download. Anonymous FTP allows anyone to access a specified directory without a username or password. This means that anyone can access the files in your anonymous directory. Your anonymous directory is public_ftp/.

Please note that allowing anonymous users to access any part of your system may be considered a security hole.
Steps
The Anonymous FTP Controls page shows the following two check boxes:
Allow anonymous access to ftp://ftp.DOMAIN_NAME
Allow anonymous uploads to ftp://ftp.DOMAIN_NAME/incoming
The first check box is to allow anonymous login to any directory for the associated domain. The second check box is to allow anonymous login to the "incoming" directory. You can check and uncheck each box according to your specific needs.

Once you have finished modifying the Anonymous FTP Controls, click on the Save Settings button.
You will see the following statement:
"Updated!"
Managing the Anonymous FTP Welcome Message
Steps
When the page loads, enter or modify your welcome message in the "Anonymous FTP Welcome Message" text box. Users will see this message when they connect to your anonymous FTP server.
Once you have entered or modified your welcome message, click on the Save Message button.
You will see the following statement:
"When your visitors connect to your anonymous FTP server, they will see the following welcome message: YOUR_WELCOME_MESSAGE"


#2 Creating FTP Accounts

FTP Accounts allow you to access your web site's files through a protocol called
FTP, or File Transfer Protocol. You will need a third party FTP program to access
your files. You can login to a FTP by entering the domain name you are currently
using when you create the FTP account. The domain name will be the host
name. You will also use the username and password of the account you wish to
log into after successfully creating the FTP account as describe in the following
instructions.
Creating An FTP Account
1. Set the following:
 Login - Enter the username you want to use for this particular FTP
account.
 Password - Enter the password you want to use for this particular FTP
account. (Note: When you tab or click on the "Password" text box, the
next setting automatically defaults to the root/public_html/LOGIN or
USERNAME you entered above. You can change the location according
to your own specific needs.)
 Directory - By default the "Directory" text box will automatically be
populated with the root/public_html/LOGIN or USERNAME you entered
above. You can change the location according to your own specific needs.
 Quota (MB) - By default the "Quota" text box is populated with
"Unlimited." This means the FTP account you are creating will have an
unlimited amount of disk space. Even if you leave it set as the default
"Unlimited," the actual disk space used by the FTP account will not
exceed the amount of disk space allocated to the domain the account is
residing.
2. Click on the "Create" button.
3. You will see the following statement:
"The FTP account LOGIN with password PASSWORD was added and a quote of
QUOTA megs (0 or blank is unlimited).."
4. Click on the "Go Back" link.
5. When the page loads, you will see an "Accounts Management" table
consisting of the following information split into six columns:
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 User - This entry shows the login/username for the associated FTP
account.
 Type - This entry shows various icons depending on the type of FTP
account. View the "Legend" table for further information.
 Directory - This entry shows the location of the FTP account (the FTP
user is restricted to the directory defined in this entry).
 Disk Usage - This entry shows the amount of disk space used by the
associated FTP account.
 Quota - This entry shows the amount of disk space allocated to the
associated FTP account.
 Functions - This entry provides the following options:
 Delete - Click on the "Delete" icon to delete the FTP account from
the system.
 Edit Quota - Click on the "Edit Quota" icon to change or modify the
amount of disk space allocated to the associated FTP account.
 Change Password - Click on the "Change Password" icon to
change or modify the password of the associated FTP account.


Article Details
Article ID: 8
Created On: 11 Feb 2008 03:56 PM

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