How to connect using FTP and WinSCP

WinSCP is a free ftp program you can use manage your files on your hosting account. WinSCP gives you the ability to upload, download, and modify files on the server. Please keep in mind, if you are on a shared server, you cannot use the SFTP functionality in WinSCP since it requires SSH access.

  1. Download WinSCP
  2. Run the downloaded file to install it
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  4. Follow the installation wizard instructions
  5. Choose “Typical Installation” and click “Next
  6. Choose the “Commander” interface you want to use and click “Next
  7. Click “Install” and then “Finish
  8. Now, you’ll need to configure the settings to connect to the server. Fill in the fields as follows:
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    Host Name: your domain name

    User name: your cPanel username

    Password: your cPanel Password

    File Protocol: Select FTP from the dropdown (If you are trying to have an encrypted connection, you can change the setting in File Protocol to TLS passive encryption)

  10. Click “Login
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If you need further assistance please feel free to ask a question on our support center.

Thoughts on “How to connect using FTP and WinSCP

  • Tim – You state: “If you are trying to have an encrypted connection, you can change the setting in File Protocol to TLS passive encryption.”

    There is no “TLS passive encryption” option in WinSCP. There’s TLS/SSL Explicit  and TLS/SSL Implicit  only. WinSCP also offers SCP, SFTP and WebDAV, none of which seem to be supported by InMotion. As such there seems to be no encrypted file transfer currently available to InMotion shared-server accounts. I trust that will be remedied with appropriate arrangements and/or documentation.

     

  • what i should write in hostname Option?either ip address of Vlan or something else.i am using Juniper EX4200 switch.

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