In this tutorial, we will show you how to setup a secure FTP server in your cloud computer. Transferring confidential files from your local PC to your cloud computer can be difficult. That’s why you need a SFTP connection. You can follow this tutorial for smaller files that won’t need a FTP.
Download Rebex Tiny FTP here on your Cloud Computer and UNZIP the files with right click and then Extract All.
Open the file RebexTinySftpServer.exe.config with Notepad and edit the text as shown below:
Replace the following words in the document and save
tester = The username of your choice
Password = The password of your choice
22 = 21
NOTE: This is for a public IP address. For a private IP address, you need to go to your dashboard under the tab Networking. Enter port 21 and it will generate a random port number. Replace 22 with the new random port number (55488 in the example below)
false = true
true = false
The final document should look like this:
You can now SAVE the file document. Be sure to write down the username, password and port number for later use.
In the windows search bar, type allow and select the option allow an app through the firewall.
Select Allow another app and then Browse to select Rebex Tiny FTP.
Then check both Public and Private and click OK
Open Rebex Tiny FTP. It should show that the SFTP server has started and is ready to accept connections.
On your local computer, download and install FileZilla. NOTE: you don’t need to install any third party app suggested in the installer.
Once finished, open up Filezilla. You need to complete 4 fields : Host – Username – Password – Port. The Host field is your Virtual Machine DNS address and can be found in your Dashboard as shown here:
Complete the fields and hit Quickconnect
Once connected, navigate to the files you want to transfer – right click – and select upload. The transfer will begin.
Once done, your files will appear in the folder name data in the same folder you unzipped Rebex Tiny FTP.
You now know how to set up and use a Secure File Transfer Protocol. Feel free to contact support at [email protected] or via the online chat in your Dashboard if you run into any issues.