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
|Save your settings and click on the Browse button to locate your URL.
The folder should have this format:
|Use CLI or any FTP client to connect to the anonymously shared folder.
Hostname: ftp.hostedftp.com (default) or your domain
*Note: the ~ (tilde) character must be included in the username