How to setting FTP client software

mixhost supports FTPS, SFTP, SCP, and conventional FTP, which can encrypt communication and improve security.
This article introduces the settings for using FTPS in major FTP software for Windows and Mac.
*If you use SFTP or SCP as an encryption method other than FTPS, you need to add an SSH key from cPanel in advance. For SSH key settings, please look at How to use SSH.

Windows

FFFTP
FileZilla
WinSCP
Dreamweaver CC

Macintosh(Mac)

Transmit 4

Windows

FFFTP

You can download it from the OSDN FFFTP project.

STEP 1: Start FFFTP.

STEP 2: Click New Host.

When the host list window appears, click New Host.

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STEP 3: Set up an account.

The host configuration window is displayed. Here, enter the FTP account information described in the "[mixhost] server account setup completion notification email". Click OK when you are done.

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  • host configuration name
    Enter any setting name. Since there is no particular specification, enter a recognizable name.
  • hostname (address)
    Enter your FTPS/SFTP/SCP hostname.
  • username
    Enter the username of the FTP account that is included in the "[mixhost] server account setup completion notification" email sent at the time of registration.
  • password
    Enter the password for the FTP account that is included in the "[mixhost] server account setup completion notification" email sent at the time of registration.
  • local initial folder
    Optional. Specify the folder where your website data is located.
  • host initial folder
    Optional. If you enter public_html, the folder where you upload the website will be displayed in the initial state.

STEP 4: Click the Encryption tab at the top of the Host Settings window.

STEP 5: FTPS settings.

Uncheck Allow connections without encryption and Connect with FTPS (Impact). Then click the OK button.

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STEP 6: Connection.

When you return to the host list window, select the setting name of the host you set earlier and click Connect.

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STEP7: Certificate confirmation.

Click Yes at the bottom of the dialog that appears.

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STEP 8: Save encryption state.

Click Yes when the dialog appears.

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STEP 9: Get file list.

When the connection is completed, a list of files will be displayed.Double-click public_html on the right.If public_html is set in the host's initial folder in the settings, please ignore this item and refer to the next item.
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STEP 10: Manipulate website data.

Moved to public_html folder. Upload your website data to this folder. In addition, there is no problem even if the cgi-bin folder that exists in the initial state is deleted if it is unnecessary.

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FileZilla

You can download it from the FileZilla.

STEP 1: Download FileZilla and run the installation.

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STEP 2: Run FileZilla.

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STEP 3: Select File > Site Manager.

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STEP 4: Click the "New Site" button.

Enter any name.

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STEP 5: Account settings.

Enter your information in the FTPS connection settings.

  • host
    Enter the FTPS host name of the FTP connection information described in the [mixhost] server account setting completion notification email sent at the time of registration.
  • protocol
    FTP – select file transfer protocol
  • encryption
    Select Use explicit FTP over TLS if available
  • port
    21 (optional)
  • Logon type
    Select normal.
  • user
    Enter the user name of the FTP connection information described in the [mixhost] server account setting completion notification email sent at the time of registration.
  • password
    Enter the password for the FTP connection information that is included in the [mixhost] server account setup completion notification email sent at the time of registration.

STEP 6: Set the default remote directory.

Click the Details tab and enter /public_html in the default remote directory to display the folder where you upload your website by default.

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STEP 7: Connect.

After completing the settings, press the connect button.
An unknown certificate dialog will be displayed, so check Always trust this certificate in the future and press the OK button.

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STEP 8: Complete connection.

If the connection is successful, a lock mark will be displayed at the bottom if the communication is encrypted.

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WinSCP

You can download from WinSCP.

STEP 1: Download WinSCP and install.
STEP 2: Run WinSCP.
STEP 3: Set up account information.

Enter the information in New Site.

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  • transfer protocol
    Select FTP
  • encryption
    Select explicit TLS/SSL encryption
  • port name
    Enter the FTPS host name of the FTP connection information described in the [mixhost] server account setting completion notification email sent at the time of registration.
  • port
    21
  • username
    Enter the user name of the FTP connection information described in the [mixhost] server account setting completion notification email sent at the time of registration.
  • password
    Enter the password for the FTP connection information that is included in the [mixhost] server account setup completion notification email sent at the time of registration.

If you want to set the /public_html directory as the default setting, select Settings > Directories and enter "/public_html" for the remote directory.

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After completing the settings, press the save button.

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Enter any information in the session storage name and press OK.
If you check the Save password box, the information will be reflected next time.

STEP 4: Execute connection (login).

Log in to the connection destination set above.

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STEP 5: Complete connection.

If the connection is successful, you will see the directory as shown.
If the communication is encrypted, a key mark will be displayed at the bottom, so please check it.

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Dreamweaver CC

*The image is from Dreamweaver CC 2017.

STEP 1: Setting up a new site.

After starting Dreamweaver CC, select "New Site" from the "Site" menu.

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STEP 2: Setting of site information.

Select "Sites" from the menu on the left. After setting the “Site name” and “Local site folder”, select “Save”.

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STEP 3: Server information setting.

Select "Server" from the menu on the left, and select the "+" icon on the right screen.

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STEP 4: Set up account information.

Enter the following in the screen displayed on the site setting screen.

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  • Server name (the part where mixhost is entered)
    Enter any setting name. There is no particular specification, so enter a name that is easy to understand.
  • connection to use
    Select FTP over SSL/TLS (explicit encryption). (If there are two types with the same name, please use the one whose port is "21".)
  • FTP address
    Enter the FTPS host name of the FTP connection information described in the [mixhost] server account setting completion notification email sent at the time of registration.
  • username
    Enter the user name of the FTP connection information described in the [mixhost] server account setting completion notification email sent at the time of registration.
  • password
    Enter the password for the FTP connection information that is included in the [mixhost] server account setup completion notification email sent at the time of registration.
  • Root directory
    It is recommended to set the document root of the target site. Example: public_html/mixhost.jp/
  • Web URLs
    Enter the address of the site you want to edit. Example: http://mixhost.jp/
  • certification
    Select "Trusted Servers". (Default)
  • Other options
    Check "Use FTP Passvive mode" and "Use FTP performance optimization".

STEP 5: Run connection.

Select the "Test" button, and if the following screen is displayed, the connection has been successfully completed. Press the "OK" button and select "Save".

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Macintosh(Mac)

Transmit 4

STEP 1: Run Transmit 4.

STEP 2: Add new settings.

Select FTP from the menu and click the + mark at the bottom left.

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STEP 3: Account settings.

Enter your customer information. Click Save when you are done.

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  • Setting name (the part where mixhost is entered)
    Enter any setting name. There is no particular specification, so enter a name that is easy to understand.
  • Destination
    Select any save destination. Standard favorites are fine.
  • protocol
    Select FTPS (TLS/SSL).
  • server
    Enter your FTPS/SFTP/SCP hostname.
  • User name
    Enter the user name that is included in the [mixhost] server account setup completion notification email that was sent to you when you registered.
  • password
    Enter the password that is included in the [mixhost] server account setup completion notification email that was sent to you when you registered.
  • Connect in passive mode
    Check the connection in passive mode.

STEP 4: Connect.

Double-click the registered setting to connect.

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*If an error occurs and you cannot connect, please check if Transmit 4 is the latest version. We have confirmed that an older version of Transmit 4 cannot connect.

STEP5: Complete connection

When the connection is completed, a list of files will be displayed. Double-click public_html on the right.

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STEP 6: Manipulate website data.

Moved to public_html folder. Upload your website data to this folder. In addition, there is no problem even if the cgi-bin folder that exists in the initial state is deleted if it is unnecessary.

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