I am really struggling with understanding why things are the way they are with ftp connections to the server. When I send someone an ftp link to
ftp://loyolaproductions.com with the login and password all I want them so see is the directory I've created called "filetransfer". So essentially I am sending them to ftp://loyolaproductions.com/filetransfer and the login and password should dictate that this is the only directory they see.
Instead what is being seen is a top level directory with logs, loyolaproductions.com, and Maildir directories listed and the filetransfer directory which I want them to see is a sub directory of loyolaproductions.com. There are a few other files I can see such as .alia, .bash_profile, .bashrc, and .cshrc which I don't want' people to see.
This means that the actual link would be ftp://loyolaproductions.com/loyolaproductions.com/filetransfer
This is just very strange and confusing and it's atypical for people to deal with links like that.
Is there a way to have the login and password i give out for an ftp account to go directly to the directory I want them to see?
Is there a way to have just simple subdirectories of my main domain that (with my user password) I can always see, but with other user passwords are given access to only those directories?
I hope this all makes sense and sorry for the long message, I've just never see anything like this on any hosting plan and it's creating much more work to manage than I am used to; particularly that it seems that as the account holder I have to have a unique password for every protected directory and I can't see all subdirectories using my password.
Please advise. I'd love to hear of workarounds if possible. I am relatively new to Dreamhost; mostly familiar with Aplus and BluHost.