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 install the ANON FTP access by clicking
the AnonFTP icon located in your control panel.
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. This gives anonymous users 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. You can inhibit
access to specific files and directories 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 includes files that are
uploaded by anonymous FTP users. With the use of
anonymous FTP, your site is susceptible to
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 domain 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, in addition to your
account being deleted from our servers. Please
refer to our policies
for more information.
Any and all FTP transfers, including anonymous
FTP, 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
responsibility for any and all overage charges
that occur. Please Note: There will be NO
exceptions made for these overage charges. Once
anonymous FTP has been enabled, it will be your
responsibility to monitor the activity for your
account. All anonymous FTP activity is stored
within the "xferlog" file. This file
contains entries for each and every anonymous
FTP upload/download session. This file is
located within the /stats directory of your
If you are going to allow people to upload files
to your site, make sure you keep track of your
disk space. Do not allow your disk space usage
to get too close to your maximum disk space
allowance or you may experience problems
accessing your site.
Once you enable ANON FTP in your Control Panel,
files can be accessed anonymously via any FTP
Anonymous visitors wishing to access your site
must use your domain name as the FTP hostname,
userid of anonymous and password of guest.
Your anonymous ftp site is completely different
from your web site.
When people ftp to your domain anonymously, they
will see the following directories:
"pub" is where you should put all your
anonymously accessible files.
"incoming" is for the anonymous users
to upload files.
For security the following applies:
- Only the incoming directory can be written to
- Sub-directories are not creatable
- The incoming directory is not readable by
people dropping files there
You are responsible for any "pirated"
software uploaded by the anonymous users. The
anonymous ftp sites will be periodically
monitored for any abuse.
You may ignore the other directories.
To access the anonymous FTP site via the web,
use the following address: ftp://yourdomain.com/pub/
(where yourdomain is your domain name)
Your HTML to download a file called
something.exe from a web page would look like
You should tell your visitors that they may need
to right-click on the link if they are PC users,
or if they use a Macintosh, they need to hold
down the mouse button on the link, then select
the appropriate option from the Pop-up menu.