Setting Up Anonymous FTP Access

If your site is hosted on a dedicated IP address (not shared by other users or sites), you can set up a directory within the site, where other users will be able to anonymously download or upload files through FTP. Once anonymous FTP is switched on, the users will be able to log in to the directory at an address like with the “anonymous” username and any password.

To allow anonymous FTP access:

  1. Go to Websites & Domains and click FTP Access.
  2. Click the Anonymous FTP tab.
  3. Do the following:
    1. To activate anonymous FTP service, click Switch On.
    2. To set up a welcoming message to be displayed when users log in to FTP site, select the Display login message checkbox and type the message text in the input field as desired.Note that not all FTP clients display welcoming messages.
    3. To allow visitors to upload files to the /incoming directory, select the Allow uploading to incoming directory checkbox.
    4. To allow users to create subdirectories in the /incoming directory, select the Allow creation of directories in the incoming directory checkbox.
    5. To allow downloading files from the /incoming directory, select the Allow downloading from the incoming directorycheckbox.
    6. To limit the amount of disk space that can be occupied by uploaded files, clear the Unlimited checkbox corresponding to the Limit disk space in the incoming directory option, and specify the amount in kilobytes.This is the hard quota: The users will not be able to add more files to the directory when the limit is reached.
    7. To limit the number of simultaneous connections to the anonymous FTP server, clear the Unlimited checkbox corresponding to the Limit number of simultaneous connections option and specify the number of allowed connections.
    8. To limit the bandwidth for anonymous FTP connections, clear the Unlimited checkbox corresponding to the Limit download bandwidth for this virtual FTP domain option and enter the maximum bandwidth in kilobytes per second.
  4. Click OK.

To change settings for anonymous FTP service or switch it off:

  1. Go to Websites & Domains and click FTP Access.
  2. Click the Anonymous FTP tab.
  3. Perform the operation you need:
    • Adjust the settings as required and click OK.
    • To switch off the anonymous FTP service, click Switch Off.

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