How to connect with FTP, SFTP or FTPS

Old hostnames like ftps.domain.com, ftp.domain.com, domain.com or serverXX.lfchosting.com no longer work since LFC Hosting no longer supports un-secure FTP connections. All connections need to be done securely through either SFTP or FTPS. These two protocols are used in your FTP client or software. Just change the connection type from FTP to either of these examples and use the corresponding hostname.

For SFTP protocol, use hostname sftp.gdom.net

For FTPS protocol, use hostname ftps.gdom.net


FILEZILLA
So here are the steps to configure Filezilla FTP Client. We recommend that you use the open source client FileZilla if you do not already have an FTP client that supports one of these two protocols. 

SFTP:

Quick Connect

To use the quick connect in FileZilla, enter sftp://ftps.gdom.net into the host field and fill in your username and password.

Site Manager

  1. Open Filezilla
  2. Under File, click on Site Manager
  3. Click New Site, and then in the My Sites section enter the domain name
  4. In the Host field, ftps.gdom.net
  5. Change Protocol to SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
  6. From the Logon Type list, select Normal
  7. In the User field, enter your username
  8. In the Password field, enter your password
  9. Click Connect, and then click OK

Unknown Host Key Warning

Your client will likely prompt you to confirmation the server's identity.

The SSH host key we are currently using has the following details:

  • SHA-256 Fingerprint: xT6C1Pwc+dX3mEC/3Nx9ENUp9/75fdft2ODCEacd4Hk
  • MD5 Fingerprint: 99:51:65:c0:b2:41:d5:82:7c:f7:f1:0d:f3:2a:c4:36


FTPS (Explicit SSL):

Quick Connect

To use the quick connect in FileZilla, enter ftpes://ftps.gdom.net into the host field and fill in your username and password. 

Site Manager

  1. Open Filezilla
  2. Under File, click on Site Manager
  3. Click New Site, and then in the My Sites section enter the domain name
  4. In the Host field, ftps.gdom.net
  5. From the Encryption list, select Require explicit FTP over TLS
  6. From the Logon Type list, select Normal
  7. In the User field, enter your username
  8. In the Password field, enter your password
  9. Go to the Transfer Settings tab
  10. In the Transfer Mode section, select Passive, and then click OK
  11. Click Connect, and then click OK

Certificate Warning

Your client will likely prompt you to confirmation the server's certificate as most clients do not trust any certificates by default.

The certificate we are currently using is issued by Let's Encrypt.

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