How to connect to Rackspace via
FTP on Mac

Olga Weis

You probably are already quite familiar with FTP. But let us give some insight for those who are just getting to know this term. FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol - a standard Internet protocol that helps transmit files among computers over TCP/IP connection. One can exchange files among computer accounts, an account and a desktop computer, or work with online software archives with the help of File Transfer Protocol. A user can download, upload, transfer, copy, rename, and delete files on a server. To work with an FTP server one will need to log on with their credentials and remember that some popular FTP services may take a longer time to access depending on the current load.

Rackspace is the largest managed cloud provider that also offers dedicated hosting and storage. A truly professional and effective solution it can be accessed in even more efficient manner through an FTP client Mac app. Read on to know how to mount FTP on Mac and work with loads of your FTP files as if they were regular local ones.

Rackspace via FTP

You'll definitely appreciate a quality Mac FTP client, because it will make working with FTP server much easier and faster. There are multiple criteria you can use for online search like 'FTP for Mac', 'best FTP client for Mac', 'free FTP client for Mac', 'free FTP Mac', and so on. However the results you get may be quite overwhelming and not always quite what you were looking for.

Have a look at CloudMounter app


This program allows mounting FTP as a local drive and managing files there as if they were locally stored, all directly in Finder.

CloudMounter is a versatile utility that makes possible to mount your cloud storages and web servers to your Mac as local disks. Mount FTP on Mac as well as Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Dropbox, OpenStack and WebDAV servers. Finder integration is smooth and allows you working with online docs and files from the convenience of Finder as if they were stored on your computer.

Rackspace via CloudMounter

With FTP mount you can also save your server login details in CloudMounter for faster login. It won't store your login details, everything is securely kept in macOS Keychain. All this makes CloudMounter a great FTP software for Mac that clearly respects your privacy and strives for the best results.

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CloudMounter

Requirements: OS X 10.10+ , 13.1Mb free space
Version 3.4.546 (8th Sep, 2018) Release notes
Category: System Utilities