SSH Commands for FTP

Ok so one of my servers is with 1and1 and they provide free backup space via ftp. However you can only access it via the server you have with them, this means logging into your server using putty (SSH) from your desktop then logging into the backup server.

To do this:

  • From a command prompt you would use the ftp command ‘ftp backup_server_name.info’
  • Enter the username, then the password.
  • Use the make directory command to create a directory: ‘mkdir testDirectory’

The reason I wanted to make a directory is so I can automate the server backup per domain via the plesk control panel.