An Introduction to CloudMounter

An Introduction to CloudMounter

CloudMounter is a hub between your ExaVault FTP storage and your computer. It makes working with remote hosts as easy as if the data were stored on your computer by letting you communicate with your FTP account from the comfort of Finder. CloudMounter is an all-in-one manager for Mac and fully compatible with macOS 10.10 and later and requires 32.15MB free space.

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CloudMounter lets you connect to web servers via standard or secure FTP protocols. You can map FTP as a local drive and mount SFTP server via SSH File Transfer Protocol, and access your online files in Finder as local ones - create new, view, modify, delete, upload to and download files from a remote server. CloudMounter allows viewing the full file structure of the website or file server. CloudMounter integrates directly with the Finder app on OS X and does its very best to keep your personal information safe. Here we care about providing constant support for the product and with regular updates in order to stay current if not ahead of the crowd.

Downloading and Connecting with Cloud Mounter

Download CloudMounter from its official website. After you download the installation file, start the setup and follow the instructions there.

To mount a remote FTP or SFTP server with CloudMounter, do the following:

1. Choose the connection method (depending on the capabilities of the server you are connecting to):

  • FTP: Plain, unencrypted FTP.
  • FTP with Implicit SSL: In implicit mode, security is enabled as soon as the connection starts. This method of negotiating TLS/SSL for FTP is considered deprecated but is still widely used. This type of connection is also known as FTPS.
  • FTP with TLS/SSL: Also known as explicit FTP with TLS/SSL, or FTPES, this type of connection starts out as plain FTP, but through special FTP commands is upgraded to TLS/SSL encryption. This is a somewhat newer form of encrypted FTP and is considered the preferred way to establish secure connections.
  • SFTP: While both are secure file transfer protocols and have similar names, FTP with TLS/SSL (FTPS and FTPES) should not be confused with SFTP, which stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol. SFTP is a completely different protocol, whereas FTP with TLS/SSL uses the same protocol as FTP but wrapped in an encryption layer.

2. Choose the connection name.

3. Specify the server’s address and the port it is listening on. The default ports are:

  • 21 for plain FTP and FTP with TLS/SSL;
  • 22 for SFTP.

4. Enter your login and password.

5. Choose the connection mode – active or passive.

6. Set the remote path. This is the directory on the server that will hold the files you upload. If you leave this field blank, the files will be uploaded to the home folder assigned to your ExaVault user account.

7. Click Mount.

CloudMounter has a 14-day free trial. More information on how to use CloudMounter on Mac in its tutorial.

ftp-clients/cloudmounter/00-introduction.txt · Last modified 2019/12/19 23:50 (external edit)