Author Topic: Does your web hosting provider support SFTP?  (Read 319 times)

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Does your web hosting provider support SFTP?
« on: April 11, 2017, 11:20:48 PM »
Dear WeatherCat web spinners with security in mind,

Now that it appears possible to have WeatherCat upload data using SFTP instead of FTP (see this thread:)

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=677.msg23831#msg23831

The next question is how many people could actually take advantage of it?  My website is hosted by GoDaddy and after going through a few hoops I did manage to make SFTP work properly.  If anyone else wants to upgrade a GoDaddy site and needs some instructions let me know.  Could people check and see if they can upgrade or not and explain as needed what they discover?

This will help Stu assess "if and when" to make this sort of upgrade.

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: Does your web hosting provider support SFTP?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 02:51:15 PM »
My website host supports FTPS, but not SFTP. I would use FTPS if it was available in WC.
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Re: Does your web hosting provider support SFTP?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 03:27:06 PM »
I have Hostmonster.com

They are very good on security and yes  it does support SFTP.  They are also very good with customer service 24/7
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Re: Does your web hosting provider support SFTP?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 09:15:13 PM »
Hostgator.com allows SFTP by default. All I did was grab the port number they wanted me to use from heir site, change the 'shortcut' in Fetch to "SFTP" and add the port number. Clicked Connect and it worked. Be aware that Hostgator and Hostmonster are owned by EIG.