You can allow anonymous FTP access to visitors wishing to download or upload
files to your web site as if you were running your own FTP server. You can
enable (and disable) ANON FTP access within your Web Control Panel.
Anonymous FTP warnings:
Anonymous FTP will grant any and all users
the ability to access your "upload" directory, or any directory on your domain that has been set for "public"
read/write permissions. Anonymous users will have access to upload or download files to and from your domain.
You must set the appropriate permissions for your directories to restrict anonymous FTP access. This is needed
to ensure that anonymous users will not be able to access any existing files or directories. You can inhibit
access to specific files and directories on our UNIX servers using the File Manager by disabling public read and/or write
access to the files or folders you don't want people to see.
As the account owner, you are responsible for any and all files that are stored on your domain. This would
include files that were uploaded by you as well as by anonymous FTP users. With the use of anonymous FTP, your
site is susceptible of becoming a "warez" site. Typically, these are sites that are used by "hackers" to trade
(upload/download) illegally pirated copies of software programs with one another. As the account owner, the complete
content of your account is your responsibility. If your site becomes a trading post for "warez" programs, you may face
legal action that can be taken against you by the programmers/software companies of the copyrighted software.
Any and all FTP download transfers, anonymous FTP included, will be used in the
calculation of the total data transfer for your account. If this total data transfer amount exceeds the limit that
is set for your plan, you will be responsible for any and all overage charges that occur. Once anonymous FTP has been enabled, it will be your responsibility to
monitor the anonymous FTP activity for your account.
If you are
going to allow people to upload files to your site, make sure you keep track of your disk space usage via your Control
Panel. Do not allow your disk space usage to get too close to your maximum disk space allocation or you may experience
problems accessing your site via FrontPage and/or be unable to upload or modify files. You may purchase additional disk
space if necessary.
Once you enable ANON FTP, files can be accessed anonymously via FTP client or by using the
following URL format:
visitors wishing to access your site via FTP client (e.g. ws_ftp) must use the following information:
FTP hostname: yourdomain.com