FTP Problems


#1

Hello,

I have been messing with FTP for a while now and can not seem to connect through WS_FTP. I am able to connect to my other website hosted elsewhere, but not to my dreamhost account. Can anybody give me some tips. I have the crazy insane domain plan. Is there anything more I need to connect? I simply entered “mydomain”.com and then entered the password DreamHost went me in a confirmation email. Thanks in advance.


#2

You need to connect with your server name, not your domain name. For example, I connect to absinthe.dreamhost.com, and give my FTP client my username and the password given to me by DreamHost.


Simon Jessey
Keystone Websites | si-blog


#3

Thank you both, unfortuantely i am not able to connect regardless of what I am doing. I am going to change my password, but that will take some time to reset. Anyway, i will post my results. If you can think of anything else please advise. Thanks again


#4

Are you unable to log in or unable to see your files? You may need to make sure Passive mode is enabled on your ftp client.


#5

As a basic troubleshooting step, you might want to try just FTP’ing from the command line.

In Windows, “Start” > “Run”, Then type “ftp www.yourdomain.com” and click OK.

If you get prompted for user/password, then you issue is with your FTP client configuration, your connection (i.e. firewalls etc), or your dreamhost account.

cheers!