Connecting Expression web via FTP


#1

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.

TIA


#2

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:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090227133012AAmC6sQ

-Scott


#3

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.


#4

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

-Scott


#5

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.


#6

How are you connecting Expression securely with other hosts?

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#7

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.