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'''FTP''' ('''F'''ile '''T'''ransfer '''P'''rotocol) is required to upload and download content from our shared web hosting services.
 
'''FTP''' ('''F'''ile '''T'''ransfer '''P'''rotocol) is required to upload and download content from our shared web hosting services.
  
Plain FTP does not encrypt usernames and passwords before sending them. This is a security risk. As of March 2013, SupraNet requires encrypted FTP connections for greater security.
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Plain FTP does not encrypt usernames and passwords before sending them. This is a security risk. As of March 2013, SupraNet requires encrypted FTP connections on our shared webhosting servers for greater security.
  
 
Most FTP software has an option to connect via FTPS (a.k.a. FTP-ES, FTP-SSL, or FTP Secure). Instructions on how to connect via FTPS in several common FTP applications can be found below.
 
Most FTP software has an option to connect via FTPS (a.k.a. FTP-ES, FTP-SSL, or FTP Secure). Instructions on how to connect via FTPS in several common FTP applications can be found below.

Revision as of 15:59, 5 March 2013

FTP Clients

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is required to upload and download content from our shared web hosting services.

Plain FTP does not encrypt usernames and passwords before sending them. This is a security risk. As of March 2013, SupraNet requires encrypted FTP connections on our shared webhosting servers for greater security.

Most FTP software has an option to connect via FTPS (a.k.a. FTP-ES, FTP-SSL, or FTP Secure). Instructions on how to connect via FTPS in several common FTP applications can be found below.

WinSCP

WinSCP is a free FTP program for Windows. It can be downloaded here.

  • Host name: your website's name, such as www.yourdomain.com
  • Port number: 21
  • username: your username
  • password: your password
  • Protocol: FTP, set the option to TLS Explicit encryption

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  • Your client may give a warning. If so, choose Yes

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Cyberduck

Cyberduck is a free FTP client for OS X and Windows that can be downloaded from http://cyberduck.ch/ or the Mac App Store.

  • Protocol: FTP-SSL (Explicit AUTH TLS)
  • Server: your website's name, such as www.yourdomain.com
  • Port number: 21
  • username: your username
  • password: your password

Tls-cyberduck-1.png

  • Cyberduck may warn you that the certificate is invalid. Click Continue.

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