Can I let someone else upload files to my account?
Yes! You can set up a special account for a colleague or friend that will allow them to transfer files to your Web Hosting account. To set up FTP access for someone else, you can use your Password Manager to create a user account.
A user account is a combination of user name and password that you will need to set up password protection for your site or site folders.
To set up a user account:
- On the Manage tab of your Web Hosting Control Panel, click the "Password Manager" link.
- Enter a name for the account in the "Name" field. You can choose any name you like; we suggest selecting a name you'll be able to remember, such as "employee" or "mom."
- Choose a password for the account and enter it in the "Password" field. Reenter the password in the next field to confirm your spelling.
- Click "Add User."
The new user account will appear below, under "Manage User Accounts."
To assign this new user account access to a folder or subdomain of your site, head to Password Manager by clicking the corresponding link in the upper-left corner of the page or on the Manage tab of the Web Hosting Control Panel. To grant this user account FTP access to your site, click the "Enable FTP access" link in the "FTP Access Point" column under "Manage User Accounts." Anyone using that account can then FTP to your site using your FTP host name, the account user name (email@example.com), and the password you created. Learn more about configuring FTP.
After you set up a user account, you can assign it access to an area of your site and share the user name and password with anyone to whom you'd like to grant viewing privileges in that area. (Be careful when sharing your user names and passwords and any other sensitive information about your site.) When a user tries to open the directory you have protected, they will need to enter that user name and password before they can view its contents. Learn how to assign account access in File Manager.
You can find your FTP settings on the Create & Update and Manage tabs of your Web Hosting Control Panel.
NOTE: As of February 19, 2013, Yahoo Small Business has completed the transition from supporting FTP to FTPS. To avoid any connection issues, please make sure you have updated your FTP client to use your FTPS settings.