Granting FTP access to specific files on server

Hi all,

Does anyone have a free solution where I can grant developer or designer FTP access to specific files or folders on the server?

Thanks,

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TLN_CANADAAsked:
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Scott Fell, EE MVEConnect With a Mentor Developer & EE ModeratorCommented:
Since you are on shared hosting, I don't think it is possible.  At least it is not possible using FTP.  If you had some type of custom download script, you could do that.

Some options:

1) Just email him the page
2) Place the page in google drive or dropbox
3) Create sub folder on your site root called "Test" or whatever you want.  Then duplicate your site on that subfolder or place just the files you want there.   Then give access to just that sub folder.

If you have a folder set up like SITE_Root > Special > PHPScripts and you give ftp access to the "Special" folder you are also giving access to PHPScripts.  If you create a new folder called Test in SITE_Root > Test, then you will not be giving access to any other folder on the same level as Test such as Special.
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tailoreddigitalCommented:
What type of server are you using?    It is free, it's just a configuration question.
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TLN_CANADAAuthor Commented:
I'm with these guys (using PHP/MYSQL) on the base plan:

http://www.phpfoxsolutions.com/plans/
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TLN_CANADAAuthor Commented:
Thanks padas, is it possible though to give FTP access just to a folder? This would be fine as I don't need to restrict it just to a folder.
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TLN_CANADAAuthor Commented:
I'm on a shared VPS.
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Dave BaldwinConnect With a Mentor Fixer of ProblemsCommented:
Users are not normally allowed to set up their own FTP accounts.  Looking at that hosting page, I don't see FTP mentioned at all.  Godaddy allows restricted FTP accounts within your own account but it would to a folder and all folders below it in that path.
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TLN_CANADAAuthor Commented:
I am able to setup FTP accounts but see no options on the admin panel for restricting access to specific files or folders there.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I think that answers your question.
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TomRScottCommented:
You need to contact the following e-mail address and pose your question there:
livehelp@teamwurkz.net
Most hosting companies that I deal with allow what you are asking for.  However, it is possible that PhpFoxSolutions may not for "security purposes".

Good Luck,


Tom
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TLN_CANADAAuthor Commented:
Hi Dave, I thought their would be an external solution to this such as editing the server config file etc.
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TomRScottCommented:
I forgot to mention that TeamWurkz apparently performs the support for PhpFoxSolutions.

 - Tom
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TLN_CANADAAuthor Commented:
Okay, thank you Tom and Dave, I will take this up with them and see how it goes.
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tailoreddigitalConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you are using Cpanel maybe this can help,

http://support.hostgator.com/articles/how-to-create-an-ftp-account-in-cpanel


It's instructions for HostGator but it's still the same Cpanel.

The guys you're using use Cpanel for all their plans.
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