Question about file privacy

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by aussie7, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. aussie7

    aussie7 Member

    I have a VPS with Cpanel accounts

    I would like to know is it possible to upload files to the cpanel hosting via ftp that are not viewable by people going to my website ?

    For instance I have a word doc file I would like to upload for backup purposes and don't want anyone on the internet to view this file

    Can this be done ?
  2. Dion

    Dion Member

    If you are using FTP with the cPanel account, create a subdirectory of the "/" directory. If you are using SFTP, create a subdirectory of the "/home/(username)/" directory. Files you upload to that directory will not be visible to anyone on the internet.
  3. aussie7

    aussie7 Member

    Thanks for the help ;)
  4. adev

    adev Member

    you can also password-protect a directory if you want to be able to access the file from a web browser but prevent anyone else from accessing it. it's in the cPanel somewhere.
  5. aussie7

    aussie7 Member

    thanks will have a look see

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