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How to Configure FTP with R4L Hosting Service

To connect to either our AHS paid hosting or free 10MB hosting, you will use the following settings:

Host Name: ftp.R4L.com
Username: yourdomain.com replace this with your domain name without the www
Password: ********* the password you use to log in to manage your domain

Note: we STRONGLY suggest setting a seperate password for FTP (see this page for the procedure)

Our FTP server supports connecting with plain ftp, as well as encrypted ftps and ftpes.

While there are many different FTP programs available, both free and paid, we will show our example configuration with FileZilla. FileZilla is robust, flexible, available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms, and best of all, it's free. If you prefer to use another FTP program, that's of course fine. The settings you will use are the same regardless of the program you use. In the examples below, you will replace the text "yourdomain.com" with your actual domain name.

Configuring FileZIlla

If you do not have FileZilla, go to your favorite search engine and type in FileZilla Client Download. The first search result will be the correct place to download the FTP program. At the time of this writing, the web page is https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client.

Step by Step Configuration Instructions:

  1. Start FileZilla
  2. From the File menu, select Site Manager
  3. Click the New Site Button
  4. Change the text on the left column from "new site" to the name of your domain name
  5. Next to Host: enter in ftp.R4L.com
  6. Leave Protocol: as "FTP - File Transfer Protocol"
  7. Encryption can be any of the choices provided
  8. Select "Normal" for Logon Type:
  9. Enter in your domain name without the www's for the User:
  10. Enter in the password you use to manage your domain name
  11. Click Connect

You should now have an active connection from your computer to your account on the server. Files on your computer are on the left panel, and files on the server are on the right. You can drag and drop from one side to the other to transfer files either to or from the server.

For your security, we do recommend choosing one of the encrypted protocols for your FTP connection.