How to Set Up an FTP Dump on a Dedicated Server

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How to Set Up a Location for Clients to Upload their Data

If you need to set up an FTP dump location for your customers or business partners to use to upload data to your dedicated server, please follow these instructions.

See How to Determine Which Version of Plesk Control Panel is Installed on a Server to know which set of directions to follow.


Plesk 12.x
  1. Log into your Control Panel
  2. Under Hosting Services choose Subscriptions. Then, click on Add Subscription to create a domain called Upload.YourDomain.com (Yourdomain.com is your actual domain you want to work with).
  3. Give it a random FTP username and password. (This FTP user will not be used.) Click OK.
  4. Click on the [domain], click on the Websites & Domains tab. Click on FTP Access.
  5. Click on Create Additional FTP Account.
  6. Add the new FTP Account with these details:
    • FTP account name:  [USERNAME]
    • Home directory:  /private
    • New FTP password:  [PASSWORD]
    • Confirm FTP password:  [PASSWORD]
    • Read permission:  Checked
    • Write permission:  Checked
  7. Click OK.
 
Plesk 11.x
  1. Log into your Control Panel.
  2. On the Home tab in the My Webspaces section, click on Add a webspace.  Create a domain called Upload.YourDomain.com where YourDomain.com is the name of the domain that you want to work with. 
  3. Give it a random FTP username and password. (This FTP user will not be used.) Click OK.
  4. Click on the [domain], click on the Websites & Domains tab. Click on FTP Access.
  5. Click on Create Additional FTP Account.
  6. Add the new FTP Account with these details:
    • FTP account name:  [USERNAME]
    • Home directory:  /private
    • New FTP password:  [PASSWORD]
    • Confirm FTP password:  [PASSWORD]
    • Read permission:  Checked
    • Write permission:  Checked
  7. Click OK.
Plesk 9.x
  1. Log into your Control Panel.
  2. Click on Domains > Create Domain. Type a new domain called Upload.YourDomain.com where YourDomain.com is the name of the domain that you want to work with.
  3. Give it a random FTP username and password. (This FTP user will not be used.) Click Finish.
  4. Click on the domain; click FTP Accounts.
  5. Click Add New FTP Account.
  6. Add the new FTP Account with these details
    • FTP Account Name:  [USERNAME]
    • Home Directory:  /private
    • New Password:  [PASSWORD]
    • Confirm Password:  [PASSWORD]
    • Read permission:  Checked
    • Write permission:  Checked
  7. Click OK
Your customers will now be able to go to ftp://upload.YourDomain.com using the credentials that you created.

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