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Simplified FTP/SFTP Management of WordPress, Joomla, and other CMS-based web sites

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Most modern content management systems (CMS) for web sites, like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc., are PHP-based.  So, when these sites are run by the web server, they generally run with as the web server server for maximum speed/performance.*

This is all well and good, and LuxSci supports easily bulk assigning ownership of your site files to the “web server” so that these content management systems, running as the web server, can upload new files, modify files in your web site file space, etc.

It all works well and easily …. until you want to also manage these files via FTP or SFTP.  In general, when one uses FTP or SFTP to connect, your session is owned by the user that you are logging into FTP or SFTP with … and that is not the “web server”. This causes problems:

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Improved Online File Management and Sharing

Friday, February 18th, 2011

LuxSci has revised its “File Manager” tool, which provides a secure web-based interface for managing files in a user’s “FTP Space”.  This tool is a good alternative to FTP when additional security and auditing is required or for file access without the need for a third party FTP (or SFTP) program is desirable.

The enhancements to the LuxSci File Manager include:

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