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How Do I install some sort of FTP server on CentOS 5 VPS via SSH? Thanks

asked Sep 30 '12 at 12:55

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i would strongly urge you not to set up an ftp server due to how insecure they are... but if you do a google search there are step by step directions.

answered Sep 30 '12 at 16:17

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How else should I get my files on it then?

(Sep 30 '12 at 16:27) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

Are you just wanting to get files off your home computer?

there is SugarSync, Google Drive, Dropbox... with a cap

There is also http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx which lets you take remote control and i think lets you swap files,

(Sep 30 '12 at 17:04) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Okay, but this is a VPS for CDN purposes.

(Sep 30 '12 at 17:08) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

Can you explain what exactly it is that you need?

I do have some doubts if you really need this for exactly what you say you do, and if you really know what you are getting yourself into...

(Sep 30 '12 at 17:19) trueb trueb's gravatar image

I am using this VPS for delivering files. It is a cloud VPS so I can deliver fast downloads for people. It is not at my house or near me at all. It's a simple vps I am using. All I want to know is how to upload files to it.

(Sep 30 '12 at 17:22) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

look up scp, it uses the ssh protocol (secure) to transfer files. GUI programs have also been created to help with this...

(Sep 30 '12 at 17:31) trueb trueb's gravatar image

I am currently installing Kloxo, btw if that comes with ftp

(Sep 30 '12 at 17:34) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

that's great, but an ftp server is really insecure passwords are sent in plain text, and all the information you are transferring is sent in the clear, meaning anyone can see. to be quite honest, if you have an ftp server, there is no since putting a password on it, because it really does not offer any protection.

(Sep 30 '12 at 17:42) trueb trueb's gravatar image
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Asked: Sep 30 '12 at 12:55

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Last updated: Sep 30 '12 at 17:42