Basic FTP Usage Instructions:
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the most commonly used method to upload files. We suggested using the FTP programs above.
Log-in using your FTP client with the following settings:
server: this is the server you are on, which is noted on your account set-up message (eg. or yourdomain.com, or [your IP address]),
login: this is the log-in you specified; remember that it is always <= 8 alphanumeric lowercase characters and the characters are case SeNsItIvE
password: this is the password you specified; remember that it is case SeNsItIvE
The web page & image directory is the 'public_html'
subdirectory in your account -- where all the web site material should be put (it maps to http://www.yourdomain.com,).
Upload HTML, text, Perl (CGI), and other text-only files with the ASCII/Plain-Text mode. Only upload images, sound, video, and other binary files using the binary mode. If something isn't working, in many cases this could be the problem and you may have to re-upload your files using the correct mode.
Any executables (Perl scripts, C/C++ programs, etc.) must be
chmod'ed to 755 and have a .cgi extension. If you do not want to, or are not able to, use chmod and your FTP program does not support chmod, please contact our System Administratior.
The concept behind SSH tunneling is you create a secure "tunnel" between your local host and your server. You can do this for any TCP/IP based connection including FTP and POP. Once that is created, you use your client (whatever that may be, FTP or mail) to connect to
one end of the tunnel (your local host). This will automatically "shuttles" you through the other end (your server) and fetch your mail or your files securely. It would be difficult for anyone to penetrate.
We will just outline the step to use SSH tunnel for FTP here:
On your F-Secure or other ssh client, you should be able to do a Port Forwarding
Local Port: 21
Remote Hostname: your server name (or your server's IP)
Connect using SSH as
usual. Once the connection is up you have a FTP tunnel (more specifically, a Port 21<===>Port 21 tunnel)
launch your FTP client,
HostName/Address = localhost or [ IP Address ]
Remote port = 21 (default)
Passive Transfer = On
Connect and transfer files. You will be prompted for login and password for your dedicated server.
Advanced Options Available:
If you need any help, don't hesitate to contact support and we'll be glad to oblige presuming your requested.