Securing FTP sessions via SSL

 

In today business world websites play an important role, and the reason behind it is that today a lot of people are using the internet service. So it has made easy to get information on what they are looking for. Moreover today most of the people are concerned about the security and privacy of their data. For this reason today most of the website owners are using the SSL certificate because using SSL will encrypt all end to end data that is made through that website.

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So today if you want to use SSL certificate on your website then you can choose our dedicated server. Because with our dedicated server we provide free SSL certificate hence using it you can build a good relationship between you and your customers. This also helps your business to get more and better customers. But today if you are already using web hosting services and now if you are looking for information on how to secure FTP sessions via SSL in a dedicated server then here is the complete information on it.

 

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and why it uses SSL encryption it that to provide increased and better security while transferring the file. So if you want to transfer the files using FTP then - you must be using Plesk version 11 or greater, your domain name must have a dedicated IP address, and last is that your domain must have an SSL certificate.

 

Follow the below steps to secure your FTP sessions via SSL in a server:

 

To Set Up FTP

 

1. First, you need to log into the Parallels Plesk Panel

 

2. Next, you need to click on Subscription and then select the domain that you need for FTP

 

3. Next click on Websites & Domains tab then go to Web hosting access

 

4. Once done click on Tools and Settings then select IP address

 

5. In here you need to note the dedicated IP address for the site

 

6. Now click on the checkbox to allow FTP over SSL box

 

7. Now in here you need to ensure that website's SSL certificated is in use and click on Ok

 

 

8. At last by allowing the FTP over SSL the user as to remember to tell the FTP client to use SSL

 

To Enforce FTP

 

1. To enforce the FTP first you need to open your IIS Manager by clicking on your Windows key and typing IIS

 

2. Now you need to select the dedicated IP address

 

3. Next double click on FTP SSL Settings

 

4. Now in here, you need to select the settings as per your requirements

 

 

Connecting to website files via FTP

 

1. First, start FileZilla or any other FTP client which supports FTP

 

2. Next click on file then in Site Manager click on New Site

 

 

3. Now in the host section, you need to type your domain name or IP Address

 

4. Next, in the Encryption field, you need to select the required explicit FTP over TLS

 

5. Now in the Login Type option, you need to choose ask for password option

 

6. Supply the user and click Connect and see that transfer mode should be a default

 

7. Once after prompted you to need to enter the password  and you will be connected successfully

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