How to connect to DreamHost via FTP
FTP is an abbreviation of File Transfer Protocol. This is a standard Internet protocol for transferring files among computers on the web over TCP/IP connections. FTP comes in handy when you need to exchange documents among computer accounts, between a desktop computer and an account, or use online software archives. FTP servers are sometimes in heavy use and you may need to wait a little to log on. After you logged on you can freely download, upload, move, delete, rename, and copy files on a server.
It is possible to use Internet browser to connect to FTP. A web browser is a good way to open FTP, and will take care of some details of connection and file transfer, however browsers are usually slower, less reliable, and don't offer a wide spectrum of features, as dedicated FTP app does.
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If you decided to use an OSX FTP app, you'll need to find a good one
A good FTP client may not be that simple to find, and you may need to try a couple of online searches like 'FTP app', 'File FTP', 'Open FTP', 'FTP application'. No guarantee that you'll find the one you are looking for right away, though. We can recommend an app called Commander One that is primarily a dual-panel file manager that takes file transfer to another level - a fast and visual one.
You can easily drag files from one drive to another, or from your computer to an online storage in one simple operation. All current file operations are conveniently listed in the background and you can manage them there. Each panel of Commander One can have an unlimited number of tabs where you can have all necessary folders opened for your convenience.
With all the speed and efficiency, Commander One can also be the best FTP solution for you. It allows users to work with FTP faster than you would through a web browser and it will be in the same way as you would work with Mac local drives. Viewing, copying from server to server, removing, creating new files, and more has never been easier! This FTP file manager works with FTP, FTPS, and SFTP protocols. You can map FTP as a drive and access your online files just as if they were stored on your hard drive.
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