Can't set-up FTP-account on a WordPress droplet (Ubuntu 14.04)

Posted July 9, 2014 3.8k views

I’m trying to login by FTP to my WordPress OneClickInstall droplet, but I can’t seem to get the configuration correct. I read multiple tutorials on the subject on DigitalOcean as well as the Ubuntu forums - still it doesn’t work. Here is what I have done so far and the results:

  1. Installed proftpd (as root)
  2. Edited the proftpd.conf file and restarted the service (as mentioned here - except for uncommenting the “DefaultRoot” line)
  3. Logged into the droplet as root, created a new user and gave it sudo rights
  4. Got the 530-error when trying to login as the new user via FileZilla
  5. Commented the default user and group in proftpd.conf as mentioned here
  6. Got the “ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused by server” error
  7. The log files either say incorrect password or ProFTPD killed (signal 15)

The password entered seems to be correct (since I copy-paste it).

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What’s the output of sudo tail -40 /var/log/proftpd/proftpd.log?

Dear Kamal,

Thanks for your reply. Somehow it worked after a good night sleep, added another user account and restarted the proftpd service. Now just need to configure it so the ftp account can’t access all the files on the server…