There are several ways of uploading files to the server within uCoz.
Uploading via File Manager.
The most convenient way to upload files to the server is via File Manager. In this way you are able to see the list of files, create folders, search for files and upload several files to a certain directory simultaneously. It is also convenient to manage uploaded files (edit, view, re-name, remove, obtain the link).
See more about File Manager here: http://forum.ucoz.com/forum/37-14299-82295-16-1315308984
Uploading files via FTP
Uploading files via FTP has a number of advantages. The first and the greatest advantage is that you can upload large files via FTP. You may upload stuff in folders via FTP. But FTP upload has some peculiarities as well.
- It is not possible to upload files with html extension via FTP
- The third-party program is required to work via FTP (FTP client)
See more about FTP connection here: http://forum.ucoz.com/forum/37-2500-11129-16-1225288770
File-archive or attachments to entries
This feature can be enabled in Control panel->Module settings->Fields of a new entry form
(File Catalog, Online games, Ad Board
). After checking the necessary boxes there, a feature of attaching files to the entry will appear in the module.
The limitations of file attachment are the same as for File Manager.
Attached files have one peculiarity. They can not be seen in the File Manager after uploading. And it means that editing or removing files will be impossible via File Manager. You may delete the attached to the entry file only when editing or removing this entry!
Speaking about FTP or File Manager, it goes without saying that users must not have permissions to upload files. But file attachment is another pare of shoes. Some users might have such a permission. As there is no automatic way to monitor the type of the files user upload, the best solution is pre-moderation for the groups that are allowed to attach files.
Note: When downloading files with exe extension, a warning will appear. This is the way the system reacts to those files. Users can safely continue the downloading process. Of course, they can refuse, if they want to.
Torrent-files are changed after attaching them to the entry (the system adds other values). Torrent-files uploaded via FTP are not changed. Torrent-files uploaded via File Manager can be re-named in case of changes.
This video will help to work with File Manager: