Connection refused

When we connect to server via SFTP using Filezilla we receive “Connection refused” error.

host: droplet ip address port: 22 user and pass like in hosting account.

Also we try to use login “root” and pass from hosting account.

Please help


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

We have such info in this file /etc/ssh/sshd_config :

Hi @luccijenya,

Can you please make sure the following is present in your /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Subsystem sftp internal-sftp
Match group sftponly
ChrootDirectory /home/%u
X11Forwarding no
AllowTcpForwarding no
ForceCommand internal-sftp

Additionally, Often SFTP error arises when ssh is not properly installed on the server. So, when you try to connect to SFTP server it always gives error “ssh: connect to host x.x.x.x port 22: Connection refused“.

In Linux servers, we check and make sure that SSH is installed properly by executing the command

dpkg --get-selections | grep ssh

If there is an error, then we install it correctly by running the command:

apt-get install openssh-server

Finally, we restart the service and ensure that the user could connect to SFTP server without any failure.

Regards, KDSys