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Using WebDAV

Up until this chapter, we've discussed File Transfer Protocol (FTP) as the primary method for transferring files from the local computer to the remote computer. What many developers don't realize, however, is that FTP has its disadvantages, specifically:

  • Using FTP requires that you open additional ports on your firewall which can increase the attack surface of your network and make it more susceptible to penetration by attackers.

  • FTP has no file-locking mechanism, so it's possible for two users to upload different versions of the same file simultaneously, causing one to be overwritten.

  • The FTP approach means you have to edit your content locally on the client. In other words, to edit a page already on the web server, you must download it to the client, edit it there, and then upload it again to the web server. This is a time-consuming and inefficient approach to managing content.


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