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Use Total Commander to connect to an FTP account

Total Commander is a very popular Windows File Manager. It also has a built-in FTP client.

total commander ftp

You can download Total Commander from https://www.ghisler.com

Method 1 – quick connection:

  1. Go to Net->FTP New Connection… (or CTRL+N)
  2. Enter your FTP server address (like domain.com or simply the IP) . Uncheck the anonymous connection option. Most FTP servers don’t allow such connections. Click the OK button.
  3. Enter the User name in the new window. Click the OK button.
  4. Enter the Password in the next window. Click the OK button.
  5. You are now connected to the FTP server and you will see the remote account content.

Method 2 – create and save a new connection:

  1.  Go to Net->FTP Connect… (or CTRL+F)
  2. Click the New connection... button.
  3.  Here, enter:
    Session name (any name you want to easy remember this connection, it can be the server address for example)
    Host name – the FTP server address – like ftp.domain.com or IP
    User name – the FTP account username
    Password – the FTP account password

    We strongly suggest to enable the option Use master password to protect the password !

    Click the OK button.

  4. You will see a warning window related to the master password : If you forget the master password, there will be NO way (not even for us) to get your encrypted passwords! We recommend that you write down the password on a sheet of paper, and store it in a SAFE place, e.g. in your wallet/purse or in a safe.
    Click the Yes button.
  5. On the next two windows enter the master password and click OK.
  6. You will see your new created FTP connection in the list. Click on it and then click the Connect button.
  7. You are now connected and the content of the FTP account is displayed in one Total Commander tab.

The short movie tutorial for this KB post:

 
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Use Windows File Explorer to connect to your FTP account

Windows File Explorer is the default file manager in Windows 10. Many persons don’t know that File Explorer can also be used as a FTP Manager.

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network.

To connect to your web hosting account via FTP with File Explorer:

    1.  Open Windows File Explorer (or My Computer in previous Windows versions)
    2.  In the top address bar type your server address – like ftp://domainname.com or ftp://IP and press the Enter key or click the Go button from the right side.
      file explorer url
    3. Enter the username and the password for your FTP account and click the Log On button. 
      ftp file explorer login
    4. Connection will be established and you will see the contents of your account.
      file explorer ftp
    5. When you finish working with the remote files, just close the File Explorer window.
Notice that most of the FTP servers don’t accept the anonymously connection, so don’t check the Log on anonymously option.

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Namecheap coupons for Domain Name services – April 2018

There are no affiliates links or affiliates coupon codes on this page!

We don’t offer domain name services anymore, and many users ask us what company to use. We recommend Namecheap for domain name services. Here we will list the monthly Namecheap coupons.

Valid Period: April 1 – April 30, 2018
Coupon Code: WEBBLOSSOM

The coupon code entitles you to register or transfer your .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info at the following discounted rates:
COM Registration $9.95 + $0.18 ICANN Fee
COM Transfer $8.84 + $0.18 ICANN Fee
NET Registration $12.09 + $0.18 ICANN Fee
NET Transfer $11.19 + $0.18 ICANN Fee
ORG Registration $11.51 + $0.18 ICANN Fee
ORG Transfer $10.21 + $0.18 ICANN Fee
INFO Registration $11.23 + $0.18 ICANN Fee
INFO Transfer $11.23 + $0.18 ICANN Fee
BIZ Registration $12.08 + $0.18 ICANN Fee
BIZ Transfer $12.08 + $0.18 ICANN Fee

You can find all the Namecheap coupons for the current month at https://www.namecheap.com/promos/coupons.aspx

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Can I uninstall CentOS Web Panel?

Unfortunately there is no official way to uninstall CentOS Web Panel. Other web hosting panels (like DirectAdmin, VestaCP) have uninstallers but CWP doesn’t have one.

The official site states:

CWP has no uninstaller, since you are installing it on the clean “CentOS 6 minimal version” it completely modifies your system and installs tons of packages.

The only way to remove CWP is to reinstall your server to the original state, like you had it before cwp installation.

So, the best way is to reinstall your operating system.

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How to install CentOS Web Panel

CentOS Web Panel is a free web hosting control panel. It has more and more users in the last period. In this post we will guide you through the installation process on CentOS 7.

You can check the CentOS Web Panel system requirements at http://centos-webpanel.com/system-requirements

Steps to install CentOS Web Panel:

  1. Connect to your server as root :
    ssh root@your.server
  2. Probably you already know if your operation system is compatible with CentOS Web Panel. Anyway, you can get your OS info with:
    [root@cwp ~]# uname -a
    Linux cwp.plothost.com 2.6.32-042stab127.2 #1 SMP Thu Jan 4 16:41:44 MSK 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    

    and the command (on RedHat/CentOS):

    [root@cwp ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
    CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core)
    
  3. Now we have to download the installation script. Use the commands:
    [root@cwp /]# cd /usr/local/src
    [root@cwp src]# wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-el7-latest
    

    The output is:

    [root@cwp /]# cd /usr/local/src
    [root@cwp src]# wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-el7-latest
    --2018-03-01 10:36:17--  http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-el7-latest
    Resolving centos-webpanel.com (centos-webpanel.com)... 37.187.72.216
    Connecting to centos-webpanel.com (centos-webpanel.com)|37.187.72.216|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
    Location: http://dl1.centos-webpanel.com/files/cwp-el7-latest [following]
    --2018-03-01 10:36:18--  http://dl1.centos-webpanel.com/files/cwp-el7-latest
    Resolving dl1.centos-webpanel.com (dl1.centos-webpanel.com)... 37.187.72.216
    Reusing existing connection to centos-webpanel.com:80.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 30057 (29K) [text/plain]
    Saving to: 'cwp-el7-latest'
    100%[==============================================================================>] 30,057      --.-K/s   in 0.1s
    
    2018-03-01 10:36:18 (244 KB/s) - 'cwp-el7-latest' saved [30057/30057]
    
    [root@cwp src]#
    
  4. Now start the installation with the command sh cwp-el7-latest
    [root@cwp src]# sh cwp-el7-latest
    

    Here is the capture of our installation process: CentOS Web Panel Installation. At the end you will see:

    #############################
    #      CWP Installed        #
    #############################
    
    go to CentOS WebPanel Admin GUI at http://SERVER_IP:2030/
    
    http://192.168.100.11:2030
    SSL: https://192.168.100.11:2031
    ---------------------
    Username: root
    Password: ssh server root password
    MySQL root Password: yLGJ0q2QRpvP
    
    #########################################################
              CentOS Web Panel MailServer Installer
    #########################################################
    SSL Cert name (hostname): cwp.plothost.com
    SSL Cert file location /etc/pki/tls/ private|certs
    #########################################################
    
    visit for help: www.centos-webpanel.com
    Write down login details and press ENTER for server reboot!
    Press ENTER for server reboot!
    
    
  5. Press ENTER to reboot the server.
  6. Wait for a few minutes and you can connect to the CentOS Web Panel at http://SERVER_IP:2030 cwp-login-screen

    Next time when you will login to the server via SSH you will see a welcome message from CWP as:

    login as: root
    root@192.168.100.11's password:
    Last login: Thu Mar  1 10:35:43 2018 from 192.168.1.22
    
    ********************************************
     Welcome to CWP (CentOS WebPanel) server
    ********************************************
    
    CWP Wiki: http://wiki.centos-webpanel.com
    CWP Forum: http://forum.centos-webpanel.com
    CWP Support: http://centos-webpanel.com/support-services
    
     10:55:46 up 6 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    USER     TTY      FROM             LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU WHAT
    root     pts/0    192.168.1.22     10:55    0.00s  0.00s  0.00s w
    
    [root@cwp ~]#
    
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