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Randall Zepeda
Randall Zepeda
1,979 Points

ftp to sftp

if I start saving files to ftp will I eventually be able to switch it to sftp without redoing the website or should I just wait until I have sftp verified and incorporated.

2 Answers

It should work fine if you making a standard hmtl css and javascript website. If your working on a wordpress or php site that requires database you would have to work a bit more. You would have to transfer the mysql file to the new database along with the wp-content.

If your new to wordpress and I would suggest waiting and getting the sftp. Working directly from it maybe setting a front page that says "New website coming soon!" It up to you could work directly from it.

Hazel Kenady
Hazel Kenady
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 16,744 Points

Using FTP versus SFTP has no impact on your website. You're just using the FTP client to upload and download files from your server. Setting SFTP settings in your FTP client allows you to use a more secure method for uploading and downloading files from a server than standard FTP does.