HELP: Issues with FileZilla and Dreamhost



I created a blog on and hosted with DreamHost. I downloaded FileZilla but can’t get it to connect. I really don’t know what to do. I was wondering if someone could walk me through the setup? I would really appreciate it. I’ve tried everything. I even turned off the Firewall. By the way, I’m running Vista. Thank you in advance for your help.

Chris Mattix


There’s a lovely guide in the wiki:

Just make sure you really have an FTP user, and if you’re going to use SFTP (SSH), make sure that’s also turned on for the user.

If something’s hanging you up after you go through the tutorial, let us know.



I followed those steps exactly. It still didn’t work. I’m not sure I have SFTP because Dreamhost says it’s MYSQL.

Here’s what I filled in:
Username: mattixc
Password: from Dreamhost

Here’s what comes up:
Response: fzSftp started
Command: open "" 22
Command: Trust new Hostkey: Yes
Command: Pass: *******
Error: Authentication failed.
Error: Critical error
Error: Could not connect to server

Chris Mattix


Go to the panel for Users -> Manage Users and check your mattixc account. It should be a Shell or SFTP account. Click Edit for your user and make sure.



I just did and still got same error. What should go in the Hostname section? I put Should it be instead

Chris Mattix


No, just This wasn’t an Easy one-click install, was it?

For another test, when you go to Users -> Manage Users, click WebFTP next to your name and see if that’ll let you in. Make sure your user has FTP access, first.