Access Rackspace Cloud FTP From Windows PC Without Any Software and even you can set the highest level of access or use Cloud Server as backup space. Funny thing is, the method to access Rackspace Cloud FTP From Windows PC Without Any Software is quite old, I wrote a guide for traditional server over a year ago. After a year, today I ‘discovered’ that we can basically use our Cloud Servers as online backup too.
Ideas and needs to access Rackspace Cloud FTP From Windows PC Without Any Software
Understand the great things to access Rackspace Cloud FTP From Windows PC – you can use a server with 32 GB of RAM with loadbalancers if you configure it yourself or use Rackspace Cloud Sites. Also this way to access Rackspace Cloud FTP from Windows PC is a good speedy way to install WordPress on Rackspace Cloud Sites.
Precaution : I do not recommend this method to access Rackspace Cloud FTP From Windows without proper knowledge of what you are doing. If you hit the delete button, everything selected will be deleted without any prompt. Moreover Windows is prone to get malwares and using WinSCP with Private Key Pairs is probably a better and secured way to work on the server.
Access Rackspace Cloud FTP for accessing files
The method is same like we have described before. In my case, it opened the root of my account as I had only one FTP account. All website folders were apparent :
It is good that I could access Rackspace Cloud FTP easily, but probably most of you will not love to use the main account username and password. Furthermore using it as a backup drive (with loadbalancers!) was in my mind.
Access Rackspace Cloud FTP more securely using a separate FTP account
If you simply want access only one website as a folder as ‘backup drive’ , this way to access Rackspace Cloud FTP (only for Rackspace Cloud Sites) will be better in my way of thought :
- You probably have a 301 redirected domain. If its redirected using .htaccess, make sure from .htaccess that no one can browse it from browser like a directory. As it is behind a 301 redirection, the ftp is tad hard to get in through browsers. That is ideal as a backup drive.
- Go to your Rackspace Cloud account and then click the website’s named link and click the Security tab under Rackspace Cloud Sites.
- Under “Permissions For Editing Your Website” add a new FTP user :
Save it and log out. Now you can Access Rackspace Cloud FTP with a separate username and password to use it as a backup drive.