Use Core FTP Client
CONFIGURATION OF ACCOUNTS IN CORE FTP CLIENT
Another step of learning how to use Core FTP Client is learning how to configure it which we will learn in this section. You must settle the network settings first to avoid encountering mishaps and difficulties to overhaul the problems may occur.
STEP 1: Click the “File” and open the site manager.
STEP 2: Click the “Advance Settings” option. Advance settings contain options that can be configured to alter the interaction of Core FTP to the server.
STEP 3: Click the “Connection”. It allows you to set the parameters such as the transfer buffer size, connection retries after encountering failures to attempt, and reconnection. It is important to avoid using the excess data which can be unnecessary to load.
STEP 4: Select “Directory/Folder. You can specify the start folders for both your local machine and your server upon connection.
STEP 5: Enter the Remote Start Folder. There are things that you need to consider because it requires a particular syntax each one to direct to the account on the domain you want to connect. For the primary domain on the cpanel account, the syntax should be /public_html/. For subdomains and addon domains, if connecting to the cPanel user it should be /public_html/subdirectory/, and if connecting with a separate FTP user, it should be /.
For the Plesk accounts, the primary domain of it should be /httpdocs/ while for the subdomains (depending on the configuration of the subdomain) it should be /subdomains/subdomain.domain.tls/httpdocs/ or /httpdocs/subdirectory/.
Note: If the field left blank, the remote directory will default to the user’s home directory.
STEP 6: Click the “…” button to browse and choose your local start folder. Then click “OK”.
STEP 7: Select “Proxy”. In Core FTP Client, some networks may require you to track your connection in order to connect. In the proxy, there will be settings that you can configure if that would be the case.
STEP 8: Select “SSH”. Through SSH settings, it enables you to alter the Core FTP to use a secure FTP (SFTP) connection.
STEP 9: Select “SST/TLS” This option will allow you to enter your SSL keys to be able to make the way for FTPS to work.
Note: SFTP should not be confused with FTPS which it means to serve a tight security by establishing the encrypted FTP connection independent of the SSH service.
STEP 10: Click “OK” button once you finished with all your network settings in Core FTP Client.
STEP 11: The network settings has been settled so let’s proceed to enter the rest of the account information and connect to the server.
STEP 12: Fill in the Site Name on the text field provided. Entering the site name will help you to differentiate your connections if you have multiple sites to connect.
STEP 13: Enter the HOST/IP/URL of your domain. If your domain is still pointing to a different server or your DNS changes haven’t transmitted yet, you can use your IP address of the server instead of a fully qualified domain name.
STEP 14: Enter the username by typing it on the text field provided as well as the password.
STEP 15: Select the type of connection you will be using to access the site.
STEP 16: Click the “Connect Button”.
TRANSFERRING FILES IN CORE FTP CLIENT
As you ensure the configuration of account from the previous topic, let’s learn how to transfer file in Core FTP client. This is the second step of learning how to use Core FTP Client.
STEP 1: Click “Site Manager” indicating the arrow up and arrow down that parallels in the icon. Since you’ve settled the network configuration, click the “Connect” button.
STEP 2: Before getting to the upload files process, let’s change the remote directory first where we want to upload the file.
STEP 3: Double click the “cgi-bin” directory. There would be a transfer mode that needs to discuss briefly before going to transfer the files. There are two modes that can be used. Use ASCII mode when transferring text files such as web pages (HTML), scripts, and other text documents from one system to another. Through ASCII mode, these characters are converted for the compatibility purposes if it gets to pass in the new system. Meanwhile, use BINARY mode when transferring other files such as images and compiled application as the attempt to convert them will corrupt the files when transferred.
In most cases, AUTO mode is used as a default which it can detect the file types that needs to be transferred for both ASCII mode and BINARY mode.
STEP 4: Click the file from the local machine you want to upload to the server then click the “Upload” button. You may also right click the file and select “Upload As” if you want to transfer and rename the file at the same time, if renaming won’t be necessary, you may right click and select “Upload” or simply drag the file from the left window (local machine) panel to the right window (server) panel if you want an easy life.
STEP 5: Change the permission on the file. New files are not executable by default. CGI script will need the permission to be granted in order to work.
STEP 7: Double click the “..” folder on the server panel to navigate back to the main directory.
STEP 8: Click the “directory”. Since there is already an “images” directory on the server, the new directory won’t be created. Instead the files in the local directory will be uploaded to the existing one in the server. Any filenames already exist for files in the directory will be written automatically
STEP 9: Click the “Upload” button.
STEP 10: To download the remote images onto your local machine, double click the directory on the server. Select the image files in the remote server and hit the download.
These are all the steps in learning how to use Core FTP Client.