Connecting Expression web via FTP

Can somone tell me how to securely connect Expression Web to Dreamhost?

I know a lot of people do not like Expression Web/FrontPage, but I like it and would like to use it.

I can connect using regular old ftp, but want something more secure.


It appears that the current EW does not support SFTP or SCP, so you’re stuck with FTP. Rumor has it that a future version will support SFTP. There’s some mention of SFTP on MS ES 2 (whatever that is) here:


Thank you for your reply.

Expression web is supposed to work with webdav, but I have had no luck there either. I have searched and have not found anyone successful on DH servers.

WebDAV isn’t secure here, unless maybe you’re set up for https with the static IP and SSL certificate.


Very depressing. I really prefer to edit sites live most of the time.

I don’t even own an FTP program that will work with the more secure protocols on DH.

Don’t get me wrong, I realize that DH is mostly a hobby site hosting company, but I have gotten spoiled by the higher end hosts that I use to host my sites that actually make money. I guess I will just have to live with it unless FP extensions come back.

How are you connecting Expression securely with other hosts?

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Yes, but we are using MS servers with FP extensions installed. I guess secure may be stong term, but at least the u/p is not being sent in plain text.