I have sites elsewhere where you can use IE or windows explorer to allow others to go to your ftp site and login.
EX. ftp.mydomain.com takes them to the ftp directory (Example: "Test" is the name of the directory I set up and the password is "enter") that requires a username and password. A login box appears and they enter the pre-assigned username and password that i have provided to them and then it takes them to that directory to be able to pull files off.
With bluehost, if you enter ftp.mydomain.com and the Anonymous ftp login is not activated that way of entry doesn't work. When you turn on anonymous login (allow), then they see all of your ftp directories without logging in.
I also know that this address: http://www.mydomain.com/test or http:ftp.mydomain.com/test takes them in to the directory and appears to bypass the security feature.
I don't want to require them to use one of the utility programs to access since some of the people who access are not savvy enough to understand that way. I use filezilla for my other sites' FTP access and recommend this to those who need to access the directory I have given them to be able to download files.
Am I missing something as far as being able to access a username/passworded directory with IE or windows explorer? The directories I am setting up are in the public_html directory.
Any suggestions or changes to the way I am doing it?