SFTP setup in the Total Commander program

This is a brief guide to setting up Total Commander to connect to the web space of domains at Platon Webhosting. The domain testdomain.sk is used in the pictures as an example, while the procedure is applicable to any domain hosted on our servers.

Connecting to our servers is possible only via SFTP. We do not use FTP due to poor security.

For SFTP connection in Total Commander you will have to download a plugin available at our website. Unpack the package into a folder in the local disk.

The plugin has to be added to Total Commander. In the top TC taskbar, select Options under the Configuration entry.

In the Configuration menu, go to Plugins on the left and in File System Plugins (.WFX), click on Configure.

A new window with installed file system plugins will appear. Click on Add bellow the list.

Find the SFTP plugin in the file where you unpacked it earlier and click on Open.

The plugin will appear in the list. To return to Total Commander, click on the OK buttons.

In the list of disk units, select Network Neighborhood.

The new item Secure FTP connection will be featured in the panel.

For create a new connection press F7.

Entry the name of the connection (optional, it servers only for identification of the connection)

Fill in the following parameters, in the configuration box:

  • Connect to - name of the server you are connecting to (usually the name of your domain)
  • User name - login (the one that you use for login to setup.platon.sk)
  • Password

You will find all necessary logon data in an e-mail and/or a text message from Platon Webhosting. Next, click on OK.

The new connection will appear in the respective Total Commander section as an individual entry. Open the entry to connect to the SFTP space.

If the connection was successful, you will see the contents of the disk space on the server. You will find individual webs hosted by Platon Webhosting in the file public_html.

Contents of individual webpages can be viewed in individual files.


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