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How to setup a secure FTP server in your Cloud Computer

  • September 24, 2020
  • Author: V2 Cloud

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Setup a secure FTP server in your
Cloud Computer

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.

STEP 1

Download Rebex Tiny FTP here on your Cloud PC and UNZIP the files with right click and then Extract All.

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STEP 2

Open the file RebexTinySftpServer.exe.config with Notepad and edit the text as shown below:

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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)

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false = true
true = false

The final document should look like this:

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You can now SAVE the file document. Be sure to write down the username, password and port number for later use.

STEP 3

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.

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Then check both Public and Private and click OK

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STEP 4

Open Rebex Tiny FTP. It should show that the SFTP server has started and is ready to accept connections.

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STEP 5

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

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Once connected, navigate to the files you want to transfer – right click – and select upload. The transfer will begin.
NOTES: You need to write port 55488 instead of 21 if you forwarded a port in the previous steps.
In FileZilla, the host field is SFTP://vm123456.cloud.v2cloud.kinsta.cloud .What follows SFTP:// is the address in your dashboard as seen below.

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STEP 6

Once done, your files will appear in the folder name data in the same folder you unzipped Rebex Tiny FTP.

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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.

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