Global FTP?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by marcus33cz, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. marcus33cz

    marcus33cz New Member

    Hi all :)

    I recently installed ISPconfig on my new VPS. One thing confuses me when I compare this with my previous hosting (a regular webhosting).

    I can't find something like a "global FTP connection" - a connection that would allow you to edit ANY site.

    My directory structure looks like this:
    Is it possible to create a connection you can use to edit contents of any of web1/web2/web3?

    I created a FTP user that has /var/www/clients/client0/ as a root directory - but I can still edit only the subfolder it's connected to.
    I can view edit ONLY web1, I see the web2, web3 structure but there are no files and I can't upload anything there :-(

    By the way, I don't really like the naming. :) Is it possible to get rid of web1, web2, web3... and rename it to e.g.,,
  2. marcus33cz

    marcus33cz New Member

    Hi all, I guess I solved the problem (sort of :))

    So in case you need something like a "global FTP" for you VPS probably the best thing you can do is to use SCP connection using a program like WinSCP (it's very similar to FTP).

    You need to log in as a root user (this was sent to be by the provider and I guess you can't add root in ISPconfig but again I may be wrong).

    I hope this helps some other people
  3. till

    till Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    No, as this would cause your sites to fail as soon as you change a domain name. The system adds symlinks for esay shall navigation so that you can access all sites by domain name like:

    cd /var/www/www.domain.tld/

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