Hi jason ~ again thanks for your most excellent response.
Originally I was interested in creating password protected directories for ftp'ing files for each individual advertiser.
Now that I read your first post, I think I'm fine with the print industry's convention of a single generic FTP user set up. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me. Hey, and I like easy!
Okay, so I have (in a test for myself on my own website) set up an account with username and password and used your magic URL (thanks for that! Never knew about that before).
Now what I'm noticing is that I'm able to see all the files in the account. So either we would have to set up password protected folders for each advertiser - or - my client would have to be diligent about removing files that are out there. Or, I don't know if there is a way to make it so that people can only upload and not browse / download / delete files. My reasoning here is that I don't think my client would want competing advertisers accessing each others artwork ~ could get ugly! Let me know if I'm on the right track here, or if there is a better way.
Oh my gosh, once I got to the ftp window, I couldn't believe how I could just drag a file over from my folders and it uploaded automatically! No wonder there's no special ftp program in the Windows bundle like there used to be ~ it's just so easy! Like that!
Also, I'm curious about the /logs and /Maildir folders that automatically get created for the account. Is it okay to remove them?
Thank you so much for your time and expertise!