Hosted~FTP~ allows anonymous 3rd parties (not a contact or user of your account) to access your files and folders when you enable anonymous access to a shared folder you own. Typical access is read-only to allow users to download files. However, you can also provide them with write or read/write privileges to give permissions to upload (through command line or FTP client). By providing them with the URL, they can view and download files.
Login to your Hosted FTP account and go to the Files tab.Create or select the folder you want to share, then click on the Share button to open sharing settings.
In the checklist locate and checkmark Allow anonymous _ access to this folder and in the drop-down menu select whether to give Read, Write, or Read/Write access.
Read – Permissions to view and download files
Write – Permissions to upload only (cannot view files)
Read/Write – Permissions to download and upload files
Checkmark Hide folder from anonymous access listing to prevent bots and searches from finding your URL.
Checkmark Display downloaded files directly in browser to allow media files (i.e. images and PDFs) to show in the browser.
Save your settings and click on the Browse button to locate your URL.
The folder should have this format: ftp://YourDomain.hostedftp.com/~Username/FolderPath
Use CLI or any FTP client to connect to the anonymously shared folder.
Hostname: ftp.hostedftp.com (default) or your domain
Logon type: Anonymous
Default remote directory: /~Username
*Note: the ~ (tilde) character must be included in the username