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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Adding domain using Plesk control panel.

How to Add a Domain in Plesk
Once you have all login details for your windows hosting account including Plesk control panel details, now you are looking for adding domains in your control panel so that they can get live. You can host any number of domain using single control panel through your host may prevent you by giving certain limit on addon, subdomain you can use with your control panel. You need to check this limit if they have any.
Before adding any domain on your hosting account, you need to register a domain from any domain registrar so if you already have one you can easily add it to your control panel. You need to log into your control panel and just follow following steps for adding domains to your hosting account.
• Click the Domains shortcut in the navigation pane.

• Click Add New Domains
You need to specify domain name you want to add. You can leave the www check box selected if you want to allow users to access your site using www. your-domain. com.
It doesn’t matter if you have www alias preceding your domain name.
Incase if you already have a domain template and predefined all hosting features, select the required template from the Select template box.
If you have a number of IP addresses to choose from, select the required address from the Select an IP address drop-down box.
If you have any ecommerce website and want to install dedicated SSL then you need to have dedicated IP, and this domain should be hosted on this dedicated IP
Make sure that there is a check mark in the Proceed to hosting setup check box and click OK.
Select the Physical webhosting option to host the Web site on this machine and click OK.
Control panel will set up the domain name server on this machine to serve the new domain name and prepare the web server to serve the new Web site.

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This post was written by on September 16, 2008

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