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SFTP Connection for Web Developers

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hello! I would like to setup a Dropbox account so that all my cPanel files are available to view, edit and upload through my dropbox account. 

Basically, I have a server running cPanel with a file manager, a Dropbox account and Sublime Text.

What I want to do is have all the files on the server available on Dropbox in real time (using the desktop app) and be able to edit and upload/download those files using Sublime.

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Re: SFTP Connection for Web Developers

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Dropbox doesn't offer an FTP interface, but it does offer an API over HTTPS that you can use to upload and download files, among other operations.

You can find everything you need to get started with the Dropbox API, including documentation, tutorials, and SDKs here:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers

For example, to upload files, you could use /2/files/upload:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-upload

That's the link to the documentation for the HTTPS endpoint itself, but we recommend using one of the official SDKs if possible:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation

Those have corresponding native methods for the HTTPS endpoints.

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Re: SFTP Connection for Web Developers

Explorer | Level 3

Hi Aaron,

Couchdrop will allow you to sftp direct into Dropbox without installing any additional software. This should help your use case 

couchdrop.io/sftp

Cheers,


Jayden

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