How to set up SmartFTP to use FTP over SSL

FTP > Configuring FTP over SSL
Windows 2008/IIS 7 allows a secure FTP connection via FTP over SSL. Note that this is not the same as SFTP (FTP via SSH), so you may have to experiment a bit with your FTP client settings to get a secure connection. Our tests were successful with the following.
  1. Click File -> New Remote Browser
  2. Set the Protocol Field to FTP over SSL Explicit
  3. Fill in the following fields:
    • Host – Enter FTP address( like, which can be found in Control Panel.
    • Username – Enter your FTP username.
    • Password – Enter the password for this user.
  4. Click Connect
Note: If you receive a generic "could not connect" error, or in implicit mode see an attempted connection to port 21, you have a configuration error. Please cut and paste the login information from Control Panel to make sure you are supplying the proper credentials.