One way to edit files on your server is to use Notepad++. Notepad++ has a great FTP capability that allows you to edit your files directly on the server. The following will explain the steps on how to edit your files using Notepad++.

Note! Notepad++ is only available on Windows.

FTP configuration with Notepad++

  1. Open NotePad++.
  2. Go to plugins Notepad++Go to Plugins > NppFTP > Show NppFTP Window in the menu at the top of your Notepad++.
  3. Profile settings Notepad++In the NppFTP Window, click the gear and select Profile Settings.
  4. Add new profile Notepad++Click Add new.
  5. Adding profile Notepad++On the "Adding profile" pop up, name the FTP Profile Connection.

    Click OK.

  6. Connection settings Notepad++Enter your FTP credentials in the Connection tab. For more information on your FTP connection credentials, please see our Getting Started Guide: FTP.

    When you are done adding the FTP information click close.

  7. Select your profile Notepad++Click the (Dis)Connect icon in the NppFTP window. See image to the right.

    Select your new Profile.

    FTP connection in Notepad++Your Notepad++ should display your FTP connection log and details at the bottom and the files on your server in the NppFTP window.

Congratulations, you learned how to connect to your server using Notepad++. For more information on FTP, please see our Getting Started Guide: FTP.

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2014-02-11 1:49 am
I can't open my server with notepad++. I don't know why. I used this method to open my server.
2014-02-11 2:39 am
It give message,
[NppFTP] Everything initialized
-> Quit
Unable to connect
2014-02-11 2:40 am
how to solve this ? i used notepad++ 6.5.3 version
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2014-02-11 9:05 am
It appears that you may have the incorrect server information or username/password defined. I recommend taking a look back through your settings to ensure that the correct domain is defined within your server, and your cPanel username and password are defined correctly as well.
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2014-03-28 5:03 am

great help,

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2014-05-17 8:41 am


Saving me so many clicks now much appreciated.

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2014-07-10 6:54 am

Excellent help. Very clear.Going to save me lts of time & effort.



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