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Bogus Verizon Webpage? "There is no ftp, and its never coming back"
Enthusiast - Level 2

Is this bogus?

A Verizon Tech Support person said ftp is dead and is never coming back.

A Verizon Sales person doesn't know what "ftp" is.

Any alternatives to Verizon DSL that gives us back the Hosting website builders need?


Re: Bogus Verizon Webpage? "There is no ftp, and its never coming back"
Super User
Super User

It's not bogus at all. See:

Pretty much it's something extra now, if you really wish to use it. Honestly there are other hosts out there, both free and paid that offer much more for the same price that Verizon wants, or of course even for free. I'd take a look around at some common web hosting companies to see what they offer rather than get rid of the DSL over something as silly as FTP. I still use DSL but I pay for my own server in a datacenter. Never really used the provided 10MB of Webspace.

Re: Bogus Verizon Webpage? "There is no ftp, and its never coming back"
Specialist - Level 2

Personal web space still exists, however most will tell you that Verizon has rendered it pretty much useless because you now have to use Sitebuilder to construct it. I will refrain from using the adjectives I used to describe Sitebuilder in a letter to Verizon's CEO a few months ago. Let's just say that I don't think ANY Verizon Customers are either happy, or impressed with Sitebuilder and leave it at that.

As others have suggested, there are other options that allow you much more freedom, and can produce a far more attractive and more useful site than you can get with Sitebuilder. For that matter you can even avoid the advertisements, there are paid hosting accounts available for less than $50/year that do support FTP, give you much more space, much more capabilities, and much less grief than Sitebuilder.

While Verizon claims this to be a security and experience enhancement, I don't think there are many subscribers who would agree.