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Publishing content for MaxESP

MaxESP accounts are configured for FTP and FTPS (FTP over Implicit SSL) and WebDAV over SSL. FTP is unsecure and should ONLY be used when connected to your MaximumASP VPN. FTPS authentication and transfer is encrypted so connecting to the VPN is not required. WebDAV is also secure method to transfer files to and from the server but has some known issues outlined below.

FTP:
To connect to your site, use your fully-qualified domain name (e.g. AccountID-SITE0001.MaxEsp.net) as the server name. Your user name is your fully-qualified domain name followed by a backslash (\), then your control panel user name user (e.g. AccountID-SITE0001.MaxEsp.net\admin@AccountID)

FTPS:
To connect to your site, use your fully-qualified domain name (e.g. AccountID-SITE0001.MaxEsp.net) as the server name. Your user name is your fully-qualified domain name followed by a backslash (\), then your control panel user name user (e.g. AccountID-SITE0001.MaxEsp.net\admin@AccountID)
In addition make sure to change the server type to FTPS - FTP over implicit TLS/SSL
After connect you will get a popup for Unknown certificate.



Check "Always trust certificate in future sessions" and then hit ok.
The following FTP clients have been tested and support FTPS:
Filezilla
filezilla-project.org
Coreftp
FireFTP
CuteFTP Pro
FTP Commander
SmartFTP
WS_FTP

WebDav:

Prerequisites:
You must be running Windows Vista or Windows 7.

There are two methods to connect via WebDAV, via the wizard and through the command line.

Method 1: Mapping Drives using the wizard
1. Right-clicking on the desktop icons for Computer or Network, then clicking Map Network Drive
2. When the Map Network Drive Wizard appears, enter the URL for your web site then click Finish
3. When prompted for credentials, enter your user name and password (e.g. admin@AccountID), then click OK.

Method 2: Using the Command line
1. Click the Windows Start icon > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
2. When the command prompt opens, type the following command:
NET USE * https://AccountID-SITE####.MaxEsp.net (e.g. https://AccountID-SITE0001.MaxEsp.net)

With either method you will now have a new drive mapped that you can copy files to and from.

Known issues with WebDAV:

Xcopy
We have run across issues when using Xcopy to deploy files. The Microsoft team is aware of it and is working towards a solution.
A usable solution is:
Using robocopy instead of Xcopy.

Caching
WebDAV on your client keeps a cache of failed servers attempts. If you run into issues where you can not connect and you know you are using the correct login information ,and your user is not locked out, then a simple troubleshooting technique is to restart the WebClient service. From a command line run "net stop WebClient & net start WebClient"

Web.config
You may see strange errors when trying to copy a web.config file from your local machine to your site via Windows Explorer. Possible errors are "Access Denied" and possibly "ERROR 0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect". This is due to schema validation that is going on at the server level. The Microsoft team is aware of it and is working towards a solution.
A usable solution is:
Right clicking in the WebDAV drive > New File > Name it Web.Config
Open this file up and copy any code you would like to it.

Article ID: 667, Created On: 8/8/2009, Modified: 11/12/2009

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