Question

Cannot FTP to my digitalocean droplet

Posted April 27, 2015 3k views
WordPress

I can’t FTP to my droplet but I can move around on the front end. It’s a Wordpress install and there’s no DB connection but I can navigate around to static html files, etc

One of my sites threw this error, it’s not a WP site: fileputcontents(): Only 0 of 197 bytes written, possibly out of free disk space

If I am out of disk space, I need to FTP in to fix that right? Meaning I need to get FTP working…

I apologise if this is the wrong spot

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We do not provide FTP services on any of our droplets by default because it is an inherently insecure protocol. You can however make an SFTP connection on port 22 using your root credentials or ssh key with a client like Filezilla.

Note:  You need to log into your droplet via ssh or the web console at least once in order to reset your temporary password (unless you are using ssh keys) before the SFTP service will allow a connection.
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