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Jimmy Crandall
Jimmy Crandall
23,120 Points

This is not always true. A common practice to read, write, and delete files is the use of SFTP for a secure FTP connection.

SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is a secure file transfer protocol. It runs over the SSH protocol. It supports the full security and authentication functionality of SSH.

SFTP has pretty much replaced legacy FTP as a file transfer protocol, and is quickly replacing FTP/S. It provides all the functionality offered by these protocols, but more securely and more reliably, with easier configuration. There is basically no reason to use the legacy protocols any more.

Via SSH Communications Security, Inc.

Christian Schou
Christian Schou
9,208 Points

I can only agree with Jimmy here. I use SFTP almost everytime i need to make a quick change on files in my WordPress directory. Its true that you can use SSH and then an editor as nano for editing the file.. But if you like your IDE on your desktop, the SFTP is a very secure way to do it and much easier :)