Do not use FTP, it’s insecure–use SFTP instead

FTP, popular for updating websites etc, sends data in “cleartext,” meaning that all of your data is clearly visible if intercepted, FTP does not encrypt the data. Use SFTP instead. Below is an image showing how to use SFTP in Filezilla (use port 22).
You can also disable FTP in Dreamhost, which is advisable so you never connect by FTP by accident.

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