I'm new to DreamHost and WordPress and I'm having trouble accessing my host's root via ftp, etc.; especially I need to get the .htaccess file. According to my account settings I do have "Shell account - allows SFTP/FTP plus ssh access" set. I do not have "Disallow FTP?" set nor the "Enhanced Security" setting.
I have successfully been able to ftp in using Telnet, SSH-Putty, FileZilla as well as the DreamHost webFTP login. However, in all cases I cannot find/access my website's actual root folder. The only "root" I have available only seems to have a basic set of logs and email directories. In particular, the only folders in my "root" are "logs", "Maildir" and about a half-dozen files including ".alias", ".htaccess.save", etc.
No matter what I have tried I cannot find the El Dorado of the actual website root, where I can access the wp-admin, wp-content, etc.
What am I doing wrong? What does it mean in the account section to "Disallow FTP" and use "Enhanced Security".