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FTP Setup Using Internet Explorer

Problem:

I am having problems using FTP with Internet Explorer browser

This is primarily caused by incorrect syntax for the way that IE will recognize a domain name on a shared IP address.

Solution:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. In the Address bar type in your information following this syntax:
    ftp://username%40domain.com:@domain.com
  3. For the domain name HostMonster.com, this might look something like:
    ftp://hostmonster%40HostMonster.com:@HostMonster.com
  4. This should bring up a window asking for the password.
  5. Enter the password and click Log on
Additional Information:

A more secure way to use FTP transfer would be to use webdisk from within cPanel. This acts like using FTP through an IE browser but provides the use of a secure port for the transfer of data.

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