Setting up Quanta Plus to edit files on your web server

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