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public_ftp not making things downloadable

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by thecherbear, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. thecherbear

    thecherbear Registered

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    Alright, here's the deal. I want to offer brushes and whatnot for download on my site.

    I can do this just fine if:
    a) I add the brush files in the public_html folder (although apparently it goes in the public_ftp folder) or
    b) if the URL is the url with my FTP login information!

    The download popup does NOT show up if I simply post the URL without my login information.

    Can someone please explain to me how this public_ftp stuff works? I can't set up an anonymous account, I've been trying ALL NIGHT.

    It keeps saying all FTP accounts must have a password, and that is NOT what I want.

    THanks in advance.
     
  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    Not sure what you're trying to do, but if it's to offer downloads from a directory, create that directory inside your public_html/

    example:

    yourdomain.com/downloads/

    Would be located at:
    youraccoutname/public_html/downloads/

    Upload files to there, not, public_ftp/



    Your host can better explain this to you I'm sure. He may have anon FTP disabled. (Preferred)
     
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    Can someone explain what the purpose of "public_ftp" is?

    - Scott
     
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    public_ftp is there specifically for your anonymous ftp account. Unless you have disabled anonymous ftp, users can log in as ftp@yourdomain.com with no password and have access to whatever you put in public_ftp. Also, they would be able to upload files to the incoming folder there.
     
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