FTP is a commonly used service by web users to transfer files, but it is inherently not secure. Stealing FTP login details is one of the most common ways by which websites are hacked.
It is easy for a hacker to sniff login details from an insecure network. In our role as Outsourced Tech Support services for web hosting companies, securing FTP server is a major task that we perform.
In our role as Website Support engineers for online businesses, managing FTP servers and resolving the related errors, is a task we usually perform.
“530 Login authentication failed” is a common error reported by users in cPanel Pure-ftpd servers. This error occurs when the FTP server is unable to verify whether the user’s login details are correct. (more…)
Shared, VPS and dedicated server customers using Odin Plesk sometimes report inability to use SFTP. The error reported would be “Error: Fatal: unable to initialise SFTP on server: could not connect. Error: Could not connect to server“. SFTP allows customers to securely upload their website contents to the server, and protects them from password snooping. Failure to use SFTP forces them to use insecure channels. (more…)
FTP is one of the traditional methods of publishing websites onto the webspace. With numerous FTP software, this is also the most popular methods of transferring files.
cPanel has the option of switching between multiple FTP servers, and has a single interface from where it allows managing FTP users, their file folders and even their disk Quota’s. (more…)