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Setting up Quanta Plus to edit files on your web server

3rd December 2007

On Saturday, my hillwalking and photo gallery website suffered an outage thanks to Fasthosts, the site’s hosting provider, having a security breach and deciding to change all my passwords. I won’t bore you with the details here but I had to change the password for my MySQL database from their unmemorable suggestion and hence the configuration file for the hillwalking blog. To do this, I set up Quanta Plus to edit the requisite file on the server itself. That was achieved by creating a new project, setting the protocol as FTP and completing the details in the wizard, all relatively straight forward stuff. I have a habit of doing this from Dreamweaver so it’s nice to see that an open source alternative provides the same sort of functionality.

New project using FTP protocol in Quanta Plus

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