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Whaddya know how to FTP using your Virtual Dedicated server?

Managing a dedicated server is easy and straight forward, this is not the same for "Virtual" Dedicated Server. Let me share with you my experience in Virtual Dedicated Server.

Why move from Dedicated Server to Virtual Dedicated Server?
I need to cut hosting cost so I need to move from Dedicated Server (which I am the only user of a server) to Virtual Dedicated Server (which I only get portion of server memory, disk space and bandwidth). Big change huh! Well not exactly, my primary website is only for my IT Consulting Business (side job) to showcase what I can do for a business or a specific project. So, I think my website will work just fine in Virtual environment.

First of all, where did I get my Virtual Dedicated Server? Go to for a cheaper or discounted price. I've got the economy Virtual Dedicated Server. It took 24-48 hours to setup my virtual server and few technical issues.

Now, let's go manage the Virtual Dedicated Server. I login to my account at, and click the My Product link (left hand side) to see your server.  Click the Server(s) to see your virtual dedicated server, then click Launch Manager it will open a new window.

In Hosting Control Panel, click Support tab, then choose to Launch Simple Control Panel.
In Simple Control Panel, it will ask you to login again. First setup a domain name, for example add as your first domain name in your control panel. Remember the username and password that you use to assign for this account, you will use it later for your FTP access.

After adding your new domain name, click the Server Configuration, click FTP. In FTP Settings, General Settings, put check on Enable Server, and don't forget to remove the check for Annonymous FTP users. Click on SAVE to continue. This step is necessary for you to use the FTP service. The FTP service is disabled by default.

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