Question Setting FTP


#1

Hello every one. Im new on this forum. Being with DH for over a year. being good so far. Now i have some question regarding setting up my ftp. Here its my situation. i have two site hosted on on domain. so basically when i login on Filezilla i get to the root Directory where I see www.site1.com, logs, maildir and www.site2.com Directories. Now what i want to do is set up my ftp for eatch site individualy. I’m going to have people helping me on site2 so i want to give them access to ftp for site2.com and i don’t want then to see my other directories on the root. How can i do this?

I tried to follow this instruction

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/FileZilla_Setup#Using_the_Site_Manager_to_set_up_a_new_connection_profile

But setting filezilla to use SFTP protocol its no working. i can not connect to my server using the SFTP setting. Can somebody help me setting this up?


#2

Sharing directories in a user’s home directory is a real hassle. Your best bet is to create a new FTP user and then change ownership of site2. This is why I create a new user for each domain I manage. Now you just need two FTP profiles depending on which site you want to FTP to.

Go to the Panel for Users -> Manage Users and Add a New User.
Once that’s done, go to the Panel for Domains -> Manage Domain and click Edit for site2. In the Fully Hosted section up top, use the dropdown menu for Users/Files/Paths and select your new user. A checkbox will appear asking if you want to move all files.

-Scott


#3

Thank you. One more question what is better when creating the setting FTP or SFTP ? i noted the sftp you can see more files that appear to be hidden when using ftp?


#4

SFTP is by far the better choice. It is more secure.

–rlparker
–DreamHost Tech Support


#5

thank you rlparker