Problem: How do I upload files to the server using
standard web browser or FTP client software?
Solution: There are two ways to get this, one
requires you knowing some HTML and PHP code, but will give you a nicer look
and feel to the interface (since you can design it anyway you want).
The other way uses your web browsers FTP client component. The look and
feel is fixed by the browser you are using and is not changeable. On the
other hand it does not require any knowledge of HTML or PHP coding.
For either option, you will need to get a address (Domain name) from a
Domain register. We recommend dynDNS because then you can use their Dynamic
DNS piece if you have a Dynamic assigned IP from the server.
From the server Dashboard Goto Modules, select Dynamic DNS Module. To
look at their offerings goto href="http://www.dyndns.com">www.dyndns.com.
You would register a domain name and sign up for their dynamic DNS (If
you have a dynamic IP from your ISP). You then need to use the EZblue server
Dynamic DNS Module to point that address to your server and keep it in sync
every time your IP changes. This allows people on the Internet to find your
On your router you need to open (port 21) so FTP traffic can pass from
the router public IP address to your server internal IP address. This also
called port forwarding. see your router manual for additional information
on the subject.
We will explain the second option since it is the simplest to do. To do
the second option, from the server dashboard, select Users & Groups,
click on the user name that you wish to allow to FTP to the server, select
a folder for the FTP files, click apply when done.
Now from your browser enter into your browser the URL: href="ftp://email@example.com/">ftp://firstname.lastname@example.org/
if you don't have a domain name but you know your router public IP
address and you have set the port forwarding, then you can use
ftp:email@example.com as an example.
This would open up the FTP interface instead of the HTTP interface for a
users browser. You won't get as nice a GUI look/feel, but it should provide
easy access to the files within that directory.
Once you have enabled FTP for your use, test the FTP connection with: href="ftp://userid@server-Ip">ftp://userid@server-Ip address
REPLACE "userid" with the user you have enabled FTP for. You still need
a domain name for the outside world to find you on the Internet, and DDNS
if you are using dynamics IP address but this should get you an idea of how
this would work. Using an IE browser you can drag and drop files from the
server to your desktop or vis vs.