Posts Tagged ‘FTP’

How to upload and unzip files through the File Manager of your Doteasy cPanel

February 16th, 2012

As mentioned earlier in our blog post, it is very common that online users store their passwords in their FTP programs. Although such practice is very convenient, if their computers are infected with virus, the virus can examine the infected computers and FTP program. Hackers can then access to the FTP program and find the credentials (and you can imagine the rest of the story). Hence, it is strongly recommended NOT to use the “remember passwords” function in FTP program and internet browsers. In this blog post, we will showcase another alternative to prevent passwords stolen.

FTP is a useful tool for transferring files from webmasters’ computers to their websites. Many webmasters choose to upload their files to their websites through FTP program. In fact, in Doteasy’s cPanel, there is another useful tool called File Manager which lets you manage your web files using a web browser rather than a third-party FTP program. The below video tutorial teaches you how to upload and unzip files to your website through File Manager.

 

How to avoid having your passwords stolen

February 13th, 2012

In one of our previous articles, we talked about the importance of regularly updating your online passwords and how to set a good, strong password.  So, now you have a complex password and change it periodically, what’s next?

Stored Password

Website owners are required to use FTP to upload files to their websites. Many of the FTP programs allow you to store your password. With this feature, you only need to enter your login name and password the first time when you setup the FTP program and will help you connect automatically each time you upload files, without asking you to login again. Although this feature is extremely convenient, it may increase the risk of having your password stolen. If your computer is infected with a virus, the virus can examine your computer and FTP program, and find the username and password to your FTP account.  Hackers can then access to your website files using your login and deface your website.

What to do?

First of all, regularly scan your computer with your anti-virus program.  Secondly, we recommend that you don’t store your passwords in your FTP program or in your internet browsers (in fact, we strongly recommend you using our File Manager in cPanel to upload files to your website) .  This way, your chances of getting your password stolen are greatly reduced.

DropUpLoad – Locked and To-Go

July 21st, 2008

author: Kathy

DropUpLoad is a tiny, easy-to-use file upload application. Unlike other FTP clients,

  1. You can install and run DropUpLoad from a USB flash device. The application is only 300kb.
  2. You can create a “locked” version that limits connections to a particular server and encrypts all login information.

In other words, if you need to upload files whenever and wherever, or if you need to give another person access to your FTP but do not want to give out your Doteasy Member ID and password, you should give DropUpLoad a try.

FTP from a USB Flash Device

  1. Download DropUpLoad.
  2. Copy the entire DropUpLoad folder onto the flash device and start DropUpLoad from the flash device.
  3. Click on the New button to add a new server profile.
    DropUpLoad
  4. Enter the following on the Server settings window:

    DropUpLoad

    • Server name: YourDomain.com
    • Server Address:
      • $0 Hosting = ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com
      • Ultra/Unlimited Hosting = ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com/mainwebsite_html
    • Login: your Member ID
    • Password: your Doteasy account password

    *NOTE* If you need to upload files to a particular folder on your server, you will need to include the directory name in the server address field. For example,

    • $0 Hosting – ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com/folder
    • Ultra/Unlimited Hosting – ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com/mainwebsite_html/folder
  5. When you are ready, click on the OK button.
  6. Next, just drag and drop your files in the Drop here the files to upload box.

    DropUpLoad

And that’s all you need to do, there is no further buttons to click to upload your files to the server.

Locked FTP

  1. Click on the ? button.

    DropUpLoad

  2. Click on the Generate a locked version of DropUpLoad button.

    DropUpLoad

    DropUpLoad

Nightmareweaver

August 30th, 2007

Ohhh! Dreamweaver weaves my nightmares. I bet I lost an hour of my life from stress trying to troubleshoot it (exaggerated). Any cases which appear before me with, “I am using Dreamweaver and having trouble connecting to my FTP!”, is a headache to begin with. I am not trying to bash Dreamweaver, it is a great program to create and design your website. But it is horrible in making FTP connections.

I try to troubleshoot these FTP connections and bam, an error. Sometimes the error message is something that doesn’t make sense! FTP error. Okay, thank you for explaining the FTP problem here, I will now try to do random things to get make sure that “FTP error” doesn’t occur and “Connection Successful” appear. Sometimes troubleshooting Dreamweaver takes over 30 minutes with the same results, how frustrating sitting there trying to help the people with something that has low success rates.

Having trouble connecting to your FTP using Dreamweaver? Use a different program to upload your files. I have advised people to use a different program such as AceFTP for Windows, andCyberDuck for Mac users. Once I teach them where to find it and set it up, Walla! Instant connection, Instant file uploading, Instant website up! Triple Instants.

Well no, I am exaggerating but, thank you to the makers of AceFTP and Cyberduck, you certainly created a fine program. Many times I have turned to AceFTP and Cyberduck as workaround. It was just so easy.

You still want to use Dreamweaver? Don’t use Dreamweaver MX, or MX2004. Those are a headache. Spend a little bit more money on Dreamweaver 8, this will save you a weaved nightmare.