Setting up anonymous FTP using Plesk

On your Windows Hosting account you have Plesk as control panel wich is offered by your webhost. Plesk is excellent control panel for managing your webhosting account, you can easily setup domains, email accounts, FTP accounts and many other features through your control panel.

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If you want to setup anonymous FTP access for your domain using Plesk you can do so easily, you have to follow these steps  :

  • Firstly you need to access your domain administration page and will have to click on “Anonymous FTP button “ you would be redirected to Anonymous FTP Account Management page.
  • All anonymous FTP capabilities are set as disabled as a default setting. You can option for activating then, you will have to select ON/OFF button. You have a status indicator which will show you the current status if its ON or OFF.
  • If you want to allow visitors to upload files on some directory then you need to select checkbox beside allow uploading to incoming directory. Thus all visitors have anonymous FTP access and can upload files into incoming directory.
  • You can also set limit on diskspace for this incoming directory, you need to select checkbox beside limit diskspace, thus you can set diskspace quota (ie hard drive space limit) on incoming directory. You need to select Up to filed where you need to enter diskspace in Kilobytes for this incoming directory. If no specific limit is set in Up to field then the setting is unlimited, you should take care to give proper limit for this directory.
  • You also have option for setting limit on number of simultaneous connections for your anonymous FTP account, you need to checkbox beside Limit maximum simultaneous number for anonymous FTP connections and will have to give required number to limit simultaneous FTP connections. If you keep this filed blank or empty then it indicates for unlimited anonymous FTP connections can be made for specific directory.
  • You can also set maximum average bandwidth in Kilobytes per second thus you can limit on bandwidth usage for your anonymous FTP users.
  • Once you set all required fields you need to select UPDATE to submit all changes. Thus you have manage to update your anonymous FTP account using your Plesk control panel.

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This post was written by on October 23, 2008

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FTP accounts management using Plesk.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is an Application layer protocol in (open system interconnection) basic reference module.
FTP is used to transfer data from one computer to another through Internet. FTP is used to Exchange data over any transmission control protocol based Computer Network. FTP is a good  choice for exchanging files independent of the operating systems involved. Through Plesk control panel you can create and use  your own FTP Accounts and can connect to the server with an FTP client program, you need to use FTP login details which are provided by your webhost or that you specified during setup of hosting account for your client.  You need to enable the passive mode if you are behind a firewall.
Upload files and directories that should be accessible through HTTP protocol to the httpdocs directory, and files/directories that should be transferred securely over SSL protocol to the httpsdocs directory. If  you have any CGI scripts then you need to upload them into the cgi-bin directory. once completed you need to close your FTP session.

Changing FTP password :
If you want to change FTP password just Go to Domains > domain name > Setup.
Specify new password and click OK.

Creating new FTP Accounts :
You can create your additional FTP accounts.
Click the Domains shortcut in the navigation pane and click the required domain name.
Click FTP Accounts.
On the Additional FTP Accounts tab, click Add New FTP Account.
Specify the FTP account name in the appropriate field.
Specify the Home directory by clicking and select the directory required. Alternatively, you can specify the path in the input field.
Type the new password into the new password and Confirm password boxes.
By default, the Hard disk quota is set to Unlimited. To set the required parameter, clear the unlimited checkbox and type the amount of disk space in megabytes into the Hard disk quota box. If required, select the Read permission checkbox. The FTP account users will be able to view the content of the home directory and download files from it.  If required, select the Write permission checkbox. The FTP account users will be able to create, view, rename and delete directories in the home directories.
NOTE : If you don’t grant any permission, the connection to the FTP account will be made, but the home directory will be not displayed for users.
Click OK. A new FTP account will be added.

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This post was written by on September 16, 2008

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