Anonymous FTP is included as standard with all FastVirtual web
When enabled, this option allows unauthenticated FTP users to download files from
a specific directory on your domain. You may also permit users to
upload to this directory, although this is not recommended.
Enabling Anonymous Downloads
To activate anonymous FTP, simply create a directory named "ftp" in
your document root (htdocs). This directory will then be available
through FTP at ftp://ftp.yourname.com
and on the web at http://www.yourname.com/ftp/.
Once activated, FTP users will then be able to log in to "ftp.yourname.com"
anonymously to view and download files. Any subdirectories you create
under the "ftp" directory will also be accessible. Users will not be
to access content outside of this directory.
Enabling Anonymous Uploads
Anonymous FTP access is by default read-only. This means that users
can view and download files, but they cannot upload. If you wish to
permit users to upload files (not recommended), you need to change the
access permissions for the "ftp" directory to "0777" (drwxrwxrwx). If
this directory contains subdirectories, permissions for these also
need to be changed to "0777".
If you do wish to enable anonymous FTP uploads, it is advisable to
apply write permissions to a single subdirectory only, and not the
entire "ftp" directory/subdirectory structure.
Please remember that you are responsible for all content on your
site. By allowing write-access to your "ftp" directory, you will
be permitting third-parties to upload content which might cause your site
to violate our policies, or which
might cause your site to exceed your allocated disk space, resulting in
additional disk space charges.
A better solution is to create one or more
password-protected FTP accounts and
selectively distribute the passwords to authorized users.