How to Transfer files over a one-click generated Wordpress

August 22, 2014 733 views

Since there is a 8M limit on themes we can upload to wordpress server.

We wish to transfer files through ftp

Tried using instructions available in other questions.

But nothing can be accessed from the FTP server.

1 Answer

Check out the tutorial for the WordPress One-Click app.:

If you would like to upload additional content or manipulate files directly, you would have to either use SFTP/SCP (uses SSH, encrypted, and is a recommended method), or FTP (uses FTP, plain text, and is not recommend). Your Wordpress installation is in /var/www

By default, the webpages are owned by user "www-data". If you would like to setup the FTP server you would have to install it (however, we recommend using SFTP/SCP/Rsync over SSH method):

apt-get -y install proftpd

This tutorial will also be helpful:

How To Use SFTP to Securely Transfer Files with a Remote Server

by Justin Ellingwood
SFTP is a secure way to transfer files between local and remote servers. Much more secure than FTP, this protocol uses an SSH tunnel to establish a connection and uses encryption to transfer files in an interactive session.
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