Setting up FTP / SCP Access


Q:: Explain FTP Vs. SCP
A:: FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is a tool used for transferring files from your computer to our servers. SCP stands for Secure CoPy and is also a tool used for transferring files among computers. The main difference between the two is with SCP, all data is sent encrypted between your computer and the host computer. With FTP all data including username and password are all sent plain text. This means that it is possible, however unlikley, that a malicious party may be able to gain unauthorized access to your acount by sniffing the local network. Most ISPs have safeguards in place to prevent this however.