Ten - Anonymous FTP
Virtual domain account
users can allow anonymous FTP access to visitors wishing to download or
upload files to your web site as if you were running your own FTP server.
You can enable (and
disable) ANON FTP access within Edit Account Information within your account
Control Panel. Just check (or uncheck) the check box labeled "Anonymous
Anonymous FTP will
grant any and all users the ability to access your "upload" directory,
or any directory on your domain that has been set for "public" read/write
permissions. Anonymous users will have access to upload or download files
to and from your domain. You must set the appropriate permissions for your
directories to restrict anonymous FTP access. This is needed to ensure
that anonymous users will not be able to access any existing files or directories.
You can inhibit access to specific files and directories using the File
Manager by disabling public read and/or write access to the files or folders
you don't want people to see (ie. cgi-local).
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 "w arez" 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 be comes 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. Please refer to our Policy,
Guidelines, & Disclaimer for more information.
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. Once anonymous FTP has been
enabled, it will be your responsibility to monitor the anonymous FTP activity
for your account. All anonymous FTP activi ty is stored within the "xferlog"
file. This file contains entries for each and every anonymous FTP upload/download
session. This file is located within the /stats directory of your account.
There is also a link provided off the "View your web usage stati stics
& logs" page of your account control panel.
If you are going
to allow people to upload files to your site, make sure you keep track
of your disk space usage via your Control Panel. Do not allow your disk
space usage to get too close to your maximum disk space allocation or you
may experience probl ems accessing your site via FrontPage and/or be unable
to upload or modify files. Please contact Technical
Support in regards to additional disk space.
Once you enable
ANON FTP in Account Settings within your Control Panel, files can be accessed
anonymously via FTP client.
wishing to access your site via FTP client (e.g. wsftp) 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.
When people ftp
to your domain anonymously, they will see the following directories:
"pub" is where you
should put all your anonymously accessible files. "incoming" is for the
anonymous users to upload files.
the following applies:
- Only the incoming
directory can be written to anonymously
are not createable
- The incoming
directory is not readable by people dropping files there
You are responsible
for any "pirated" software uploaded by the anonymous users. The anonymous
ftp sites will be periodically monitored for any abuses.
You may ignore the
To access the anonymous
FTP site via the web, use the following address: ftp://yourdomain.com/pub/
Your HTML to download
a file called something.exe from a web page would look like this:
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