The benefits of SFTP in website security

One of the most common operations performed by a web server is the transfer of files. The primary function of a web server is to deliver web pages (made up of HTML files, image files etc) to a web browser. Naturally these files must be uploaded on to a web browser before they can be downloaded by a web browser. The problem with the ubiquitous FTP command is that it is unencrypted. This means that all command and data sent to and from the server are send in the clear. SFTP, or Secure FTP, … [Read more...]