Cant connect via FTP

September 11, 2013 3.8k views
have just installed zpanel on ubuntu 12.04. I have set up an ftp account when go to connect filezilla gives me this: Status: Resolving address of Status: Connecting to Status: Connection attempt failed with "ETIMEDOUT - Connection attempt timed out". Error: Could not connect to server Why is this? Could port 21/20 be blocked, if so how do i check ?
12 Answers
You should never, ever (ever!) use FTP. Use SFTP, instead.
Okay. When I log in via SFTP. Which folder so I go to to find my hosting folders?
Not sure what to mean. Were you successful in logging in via SFTP?
I believe zPanel doesn't support SFTP connections out of the box so the easiest way would be using FTP. I recommend setting up an SSL certificate so that traffic is encrypted

Did you install a firewall on your droplet?

Are you providing hosting to users that need access to their hosting accounts? If not, I would recommend that you give a second thought to using a control panel; and manage your droplets via the command line and FileZilla, instead.
@Pablo Yes i managed to log via SFTP using my ssh root username and password. But then i get all the files on the server. Where do i go to find the root for the domain name folder ? That zpanel set up?
I thought long and hard about weather to use zpanel, i personally find things easier if i visualise them, im not so good on command line.
@ Kamal Nasser, I have configured iptables simply as the DO tutorial told me too :)
"Where do i go to find the root for the domain name folder ? That zpanel set up?

You need to ask zPanel: zPanel Documentation.

P.S. Arguably, Webmin/Virtualmin or ISPConfig are better control panels than zPanel.
@Pablo, shall have a browse, thank you !

Which one has the same ease to install ?
We have an article on installing Virtualmin:

Give it a shot and let us know how it goes :]
Virtualmin is a Webmin module which allows for extensive management of (multiple) virtual private servers. You will be able to manage Apache, Nginx, PHP, DNS, MySQL, PostgreSQL, mailboxes, FTP, SSH, SSL, Subversion/Git repositories and many more.
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