Anonymous FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a method by which your guests can upload or
download content (files) to an incoming or outgoing directory.
The Anonymous FTP is not already installed by default
To make use of Anonymous FTP, your users would need to use the FTP utility
included in their operating system, or use one of several available FTP programs, such as WS-FTP or Cute FTP.
Anonymous visitors must use your domain name as the FTP hostname, userid of anonymous and
password of guest. Your anonymous ftp site is completely different from your web site.
After anonymous FTP has a directory called public_ftp in the user's home directory. This
directory will by default contain the following directories:
- The only directory that is used is the "incomming" directory. This is where the
user should upload files .
- Your HTML to download a file called something.exe from a web page would look like this:
<A HREF="ftp://yourdomain.com/tr/something.exe">Download Something Now</A>
You should tell your visitors that
they may need to right-click on the link if they are PC users, or if they use a Macintosh, they need to hold down the mouse button on the
link, then select the appropriate option from the Pop-up menu.
- Note, we do not allow clients the ability to allow users to both upload and download to
the same directory. We do this for security reasons. The client is responsible for moving files from the incoming directory to the pub
directory if they wish for uploaded files to be later downloaded. .
For security the following applies:
- Only the incoming directory can be written to anonymously
- Sub-directories are not createable
The incoming directory is not readable by people dropping files there
2. Select the Install AnonFTP
button. A message displays indicating that Anonymous FTP will be installed within approximately ten minutes.
ANONYMOUS FTP WARNINGS:
As the account owner, you are responsible for any and all files that are stored on your domain.
This would include files that were uploaded by you as well as by anonymous FTP users. With the use of anonymous FTP, your site is susceptible of
becoming a "warez" site. Typically, these are sites that are used by "hackers" to trade (upload/download) illegally pirated
copies of software programs with one another. As the account owner, the complete content of your account is your responsibility. If your site
becomes a trading post for "warez" programs, you may face legal action that can be taken against you by the programmers/software
companies of the copyrighted software, in addition to your account being deleted from our servers.
Any and all FTP download transfers, anonymous FTP included, will be used in the calculation of
the total data transfer for your account. If this total data transfer amount exceeds the limit that is set for your plan, you will be
responsibility for any and all overage charges that occur. Please Note: There will be NO exceptions made for these overage charges. It will
be your responsibility to monitor the anonymous FTP activity for your account. All anonymous FTP activity can be monitored using the webalizer