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Without FTP how do I download my site?

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Registered: ‎09-01-2009

Without FTP how do I download my site?

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I have been traveling for a while and was a bit surprised to find that FTP is no longer available with Verizon.  Since it is past their kill date does anyone have a recommendation on how I can download a copy of my pages without FTP? Have they implemented Secure FTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)?  Do I need to download each page and associated media manually?  Any advice would be appreciated.



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Silver Contributor V
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Registered: ‎10-26-2008

Re: Without FTP how do I download my site?

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The short answer is you cannot download your site to Verizon Personal Web Space any longer. If you cannot build it with sitebuilder (and I will refrain from commenting about the qualities (or lack thereof) of Sitebuilder, you are out of luck..


If you want to have a site, my advice is to either use some of the advertiser supported hosting companies, or spend the $50 or so per year for a real web site from a company like Godaddy. (


Verizon is apparently concerned the FTP is insecure, but apparently the insecurity is just fine as long as you are a commercial customer paying Verizon for Web hosting services.


If you don't like the answer, I suggest you write, don't call, Verizon's CEO and tell him so. I did.

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Registered: ‎12-15-2010

Re: Without FTP how do I download my site?

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The most you can do short of getting in a battle with Verizon over your site is to spider your website and grab any extra content that isn't presented on your website manually. Short of that, simply visiting your website, copy and pasting the source code and manually downloading any content such as stylesheets and photos should get you your site back.

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