Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

Uploading (*)

What is the connection information to upload files to my web site?

How do I upload my content to my site?

Can I access my web site via ssh?

What directory do I upload my web site's files to?

What hostname should I use for SFTP?

To SFTP files to our service, use the same hostname that you use for ssh, not the one you use for FTP. You can get this hostname by clicking the "Sites" tab at the top of the page, then clicking the site name from the "Your Web Sites" list. The hostname will be listed under "SSH/SFTP Information." For convenience, we have created an sftp.xxx.nearlyfreespeech.net alias, where the xxx part is the same for you as it is for ssh and FTP.

What program should I use to connect via ssh?

Why do I have to enable FTP in two places to get it to work?

What is SFTP?

Can I configure my ssh connection to use a public key?

I tried to SFTP to ftp.xxx.nearlyfreespeech.net and it failed. Why?

What are the fingerprints for the NearlyFreeSpeech.NET ssh keys?

I am having trouble uploading with FTP. What could be wrong?

What if I think the name of your ssh server is too long?

I can connect to NearlyFreeSpeech.NET just fine, so why is your FTP or ssh server unreachable or timing out?

Is automated SSH/FTP access to the system allowed?