Connecting to your server with Notepad++
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++
- Open NotePad++.
- Go to Plugins > NppFTP > Show NppFTP Window in the menu at the top of your Notepad++.
- In the NppFTP Window, click the gear and select Profile Settings.
- Click Add new.
- On the "Adding profile" pop up, name the FTP Profile Connection.
- 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.
- Click the (Dis)Connect icon in the NppFTP window. See image to the right.
Select your new Profile.
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
-> TYPE I
Unable to connect
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.
2014-05-17 8:41 am
THANK YOU =-)
Saving me so many clicks now much appreciated.
2014-07-10 6:54 am
Excellent help. Very clear.Going to save me lts of time & effort.