Publish to external FTP

It would be great to be able to FTP changes to my personal server that hosts my website, verses downloading the files and manually uploading them.

  • Frank Beall
  • Jan 24 2017
  • Alex Dixon commented
    14 Apr 11:59am

    I can't help but feel that there is a conflict of interest between the Webflow Designer app and Webflow Cloud hosting (e.g. this feature would be very useful in the Webflow Designer, but there is an internal concern that it may detract from the Webflow Cloud offering if implemented). This makes me think that features such as this are always destined to remain on the wishlist – I hope I'm wrong though.

    While the zip download does work, it also creates a lot of unnecessary overhead for agencies that externally host a lot of websites.

    As a side note, I'd love to host all our websites on Webflow Cloud, but I've found that the pricing model doesn't really cater for many micro/small business clients that only need a brochure or microsite (versus other cloud hosting suppliers).

  • Guest commented
    18 Feb 09:30pm

    Finally, you can host your website in GitHub with Stacket: https://stacket.app/ of course automated uploads

  • Alet Cedric commented
    25 Nov, 2021 03:09pm

    Hoping for 2022

  • Danny Taro commented
    25 Jan, 2021 08:41pm

    Hoping for 2021

  • Adriano Teixeira Ramos commented
    19 May, 2020 12:36pm

    2020... still nothing

  • Alex Dixon commented
    5 Feb, 2020 09:51am

    This would be a huge time saving feature (for me atleast), especially for microsites where Webflow hosting isn't so cost effective.

  • Ton Seemann commented
    26 Jul, 2018 11:29am

    This post is from January, 2017. It look likes that it's not so urgent for Webflow, what I regret. For me and for now the reason not to start with Webflow. I understand that Webflow try to sell their own hosting, but a lot of websigners do have their own servers.

  • Michael Viljoen commented
    25 Jul, 2018 06:14am

    Using Webflow hosting for my clients would significantly increase the cost to business for the hosting service I provide as I also provide email so I would then be paying for web hosting twice. FTP would significantly improve the workflow and experience of using Webflow for all my sites with the many small changes I make to them continuously. Don't mind paying additionally for CMS as this is easier for me to sell on to clients than straight forward small sites.

  • David commented
    17 Jul, 2018 09:23pm

    I voted this 3 votes. This is a necessity. I understand the conflict of interest with Webflow hosting, but this should be a given if Webflow's goal is to provide the best service in this web space. If Webflow's hosting plans offer the best value, there shouldn't be a problem with people migrating their hosting away from Webflow.  

  • Graham Barr commented
    16 Jul, 2018 05:48am

    I 'get' that Webflow would prefer everyone to sign-up to their hosting plans. Unfortunately, the Webflow hosting fees are way too high for pro designers. Further, many require cPanel hosting for the extra functionality including email admin. For these reasons, pro designers will never be able to consider Webflow hosting, so why 'punish' us for not wishing to use your hosting plans?  FTP upload would make our daily tasks so much easier.

  • Benjamin Mackert commented
    27 Apr, 2018 10:45am

    For me it´s also the missing thing. It´s absolutely nessessary to be integrated

  • Mahir Dzambegovic commented
    24 Apr, 2018 08:59am

    I don't understand why this feature isn't requested by more people. A lot of people I work for have already their own hosting because it's cheaper for them.

  • Daniel Maier commented
    15 Apr, 2018 06:26am

    Any News about this feature?

  • World Web Development commented
    4 Jul, 2017 07:28am

    This would actually be a really great feature. Setting up FTP credentials in the project and then just simply publishing to ftp. 

  • Roberto commented
    13 Feb, 2017 11:36pm

    I have to totally agree! I have several websites that I manage with the classic FTP and be able to upload the files directly from WebFlow would give a touch of professionality to all the system. Having to download the files and then load them to the external ftp is just a waste of time.

  • Dmitry Ratnikov commented
    4 Feb, 2017 06:57am

    Would be great, thanks for the idea!

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