Author: Abhijeet Devani
In this blog, I will be showing you how you can get a free Remote SFTP server for testing or doing POCs. Let’s discuss when and where we can use this Free Remote SFTP server.
We can install local SFTP servers and do our development and test it using a Local SFTP server. But what if you need to deploy the application to CloudHub for testing the heap usage or anything? You can’t connect CloudHub deployed applications to the local SFTP server of your machine. In this scenario, you need a Remote SFTP server. And what if the client still has not provided you Sandbox or Dev SFTP server access and you want to do a POC? In this scenario, we will be using an online Remote SFTP service called files.com.
NOTE: As this will be a trial account, hence, it is not secure. So I would like to inform you that you should not test or upload any sensitive data or client data on this. Please test it with dummy data.
How to access the Remote SFTP Server:
Step 1: Go to https://www.files.com/
Step 2: Click on Start My Free Trial.
Step 3: Fill in the details.
Step 4: You will be redirected to the SFTP UI. Here, you can create folders and upload files.
Step 5: Now you will receive an email from files.com which contains the URL, username, and password.
URL: URL is used to visit the SFTP UI and if we remove https:// from the URL it will be the host which you need to configure in your project if you intend to use SFTP configuration.
Username: Username of the SFTP server.
Now Enjoy your free Remote SFTP Server.
Note: As this is a trial account it will expire after 7 days and you can not use the same email ID again to start a new Trial. Here is a hack for it, visit https://temp-mail.org/en/ here you will get temporary mail using which you can register for a free trial again.