New site, FTP issue

I just setup my new site with DreamHost. I am able to login to WebFTP but any other FTP client I try to setup gives me an error. I have tried setting up the FTP server and my domain name in the FTP client, both error out.


When a site is brand new, it can take up to 3-5 days for DNS to fully propagate. WebFTP works because it’s running locally here.

You can FTP to the actual machine: and that’ll work. You can find the machine name in the Panel under Manage Users, or click Account Status in the upper right.

Here’s an article about how to work with your site in the meantime: