Mapping a subdomain to an ftp server


#1

At the moment I run mywebsite.com via DH shared hosting. I make video so I use the ftp space a lot - at the moment I have to send people a link like this -

ftp://orangebang.dreamhost.com

and give them the username & password, or

ftp://username:password@orangebang.dreamhost.com

which sometimes doesn’t work - plus I think it looks a bit unprofessional to have this orangebang thing cropping up in the address.

It would be great if I could map something like

ftp://files.mywebsite.com

to ftp://orangebang.dreamhost.com - so that people never have to see the orangebang bit.

Is this possible?


#2

I think so…

Add a CNAME entry. It’s like a DNS alias

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/CNAME_record

Please let me know if that works


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#3

ftp://username@mywebsite.com/ should work. However, do note that giving FTP access to another user gives them full access to that FTP account – there’s no way to lock it down to a single directory or prevent them from modifying your files.


#4

aha! ftp://username@mydomain.com doesn’t work for me but ftp://user:password@mydomain.com does. I have lots of FTP users set up for different clients anyway so full access to each account isn’t a problem.

Thanks for your help!