fmPreferences - FTP Connection.
This section describes how to set up FTP connection to be able to upload and preview images using Store Manager for Magento.
FTP connection is not required, you may skip it. FTP is used for images - downloading and uploading images for products, categories and manufacturers. If there is no valid FTP connection specified, you will not be able to view images and upload them to your server.
See an example of properly configured FTP below:
- Max FTP threads - the number of threads allowed. Can be used if your Hosting Company has any limitations on the number of threads.
- Cache images - has to be enabled to cache images downloaded to Store Manager.
- Clear image cache - clear local images cache.
Note: FTP account (settings - login/password) used for images management must have rights to read/write appropriate directories otherwise FTP feature may not work properly.
Note: Difference between FTP, SFTP, FTPS and FTPES is in using passive mode and different port number for both of them.
Starting from the ver. 2.27.3 (Build 1421) of Store Manager you can choose required protocol version by using the FTPS or FTPES connection:
Click "Test Connection" button to verify whether all settings you have specified are correct. If everything is correct, you should see the following message:
The tutorial below helps to get more details on the main steps for configuring FTP connection properly.
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