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myshophosting recommends uploading files via the File Manager in cPanel. This provides a fast and secure way of uploading files. FTP is an old, insecure technology, however it is possible to connect securely to our servers. The process will differ depending on your FTP client of choice. We have included details below for a a popular selection of FTP clients.

We recommend you connect to your server using FTPS (Explicit) rather than standard FTP. Malware installed on Windows PC’s often look for and harvest FTP usernames and passwords which are normally sent insecurely over a network. By connecting securely using FTPS rather than FTP you can avoid having your FTP details compromised and then used by hackers to gain access to your website.

All myshophosting servers are configured to allow FTPS (Explicit) connections and we have tested connecting via three of the most popular FTP clients available. Cute FTP, Smart FTP and FileZilla.

You should only need to change a single setting in your FTP client to make your FTP connection secure.

CuteFTP Pro:

In the site manager, edit your site properties and goto the ‘Type’ tab and set the protocol type to the setting below…

Smart FTP:

If you have your site saved as a favourite edit its properties and set the protocol to the setting below…

Note: In the above screenshot the ‘Host’ setting should be set to ftp.YOURDOMAINNAME.com.au

If you are setting up a new connection, just select the protocol circled below…

Note: In the above screenshot the ‘Host’ setting should be set to ftp.YOURDOMAINNAME.com.au

FileZilla:

Note: In the above screenshot the ‘Host’ setting should be set to ftp.YOURDOMAINNAME.com.au


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