FTP/FTPS hosting

Transfer the files of your project to your server via a File Transfer Protocol.

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Written by Diego Muralles
Updated over a week ago

FTP/FTPS hosting provides a secure and efficient way to store and transfer files over the internet. With FTP, users can upload, download, and manage files on a remote server, while FTPS adds an extra layer of security by encrypting the connection. It's an ideal solution for businesses and individuals looking to securely share and access files online.

Adding an FTP/FTPS hosting to your account

  1. In the dashboard, click the User tab on the bottom left corner

  2. Select Hosting

  3. Click on Add domain

  4. Enter your domain or sub-domain (e.g www.mywebsite.com)

  5. Select Advanced hosting option

  6. Choose FTP or FTPS hosting from the list

  7. Within Access options, toggle if you want to share your domain across your team. It'll be off by default making it only available for you

  8. Click on Add domain

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Setting up a FTP/FTPS hosting

To successfully connect your FTP/FTPS hosting, it's essential to provide several parameters. While some are mandatory, others are optional, depending on your server configuration.

Have a look at the chart below to understand how each parameter works.

  • Hostname (FTP server IP or address) (required)

    • Enter the hostname or IP address to connect Vev when publishing.

  • Port

    • Set the port you want Vev to connect to (defaults to 21)

  • Webroot folder

    • Specify the folder on the target system where you want Vev to upload your files.

  • FTP username

    • Recommended, defaults to "Anonymous".

  • Private key password

    • If you prefer a password-protected private key, enter it here.

  • Secure connection (FTPS)

    • Toggle to encrypt the connection for added security.

  • Self-served certificate (if FTPS is turned on)

    • Toggle if you possess a self-served certificate.

  • Ping

    • Enable this option to grant Vev permission to send pings.

  • Unpublish

    • Enable this option to grant Vev permission to unpublish the content.

Additional settings for your domain

Adding a web path

You can add a path to your domain at the core level, which means it will be used as a base path in all projects to which the domain is added.

Select your default content language

Here you can set the default content language for all your published projects. This determines the language and character encoding used for the text content in your websites, ensuring proper display and functionality.

Adding a Favicon

A favicon is a visual representation of your web page that helps your user visually identify and distinguish websites when they have multiple tabs open. Simply drag and drop your file into the designated area.

Publishing to your FTP/FTPS adapter

After setting up your FTP/FTPS hosting correctly, follow these steps to add it as a publish destination:

  1. Open the project you want to publish

  2. Click the Publish button on the top right corner

  3. Select Add publish destination from the publish dialog

  4. Choose your domain from the dropdown list

  5. Add a path to your domain or leave it blank if you want to publish to its root (the path will only be added at a project level)

  6. Hit Add publish destination

  7. Open the publish dialog

  8. Hit Publish project

To publish via your Webhook, you need to upgrade to our Professional plan.

Unpublishing a project

To unpublish your project from your Webhook, you have two options:

  1. Unpublishing from the publish modal

    1. Click on the "Publishing" button to access the Publishing Modal.

    2. In the Publishing Modal, locate your domain.

    3. Click on the overflow menu (represented by three dots) associated with your domain.

    4. From the options displayed, select "Unpublish."

    5. A pop-up menu will appear asking you to confirm your decision. Click on "Unpublish" to proceed.

    6. After confirming, your project will be unpublished. Please note that it may take up to 5 minutes for the changes to take effect, and your page will no longer be accessible.

  2. Unpublishing from the SFTP settings page

    1. In your Webhook settings page, click the "Projects" tab on the left bar

    2. If you have published projects, click the three dots next to the project you want to unpublish and click "Unpublish".

    3. The project will no longer appear on the list.

Choose the option that best suits your workflow to unpublish your project from the Webhook.

If you're having trouble unpublishing your page, we're here to help! Please reach out to our support team for assistance.

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