how do i access my VPS via FTP?
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thank you. i’m so clueless w/ running a server!
<br>can the site be developed and viewed just using http://ipaddress?
<br>when i upload an index.html file i do not see it in the browser window, ie. the http://ipaddress
<br>it is does not load. currently there is no nameserver pointing the ip address at this time.
If memory serves me, I think that cyberduck is among the SFTP clients that have been recommended on DigitalOcean’s threads.
<br>You should also consider using <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-create-ssh-keys-with-putty-to-connect-to-a-vps”>key-based authentication</a>, as well; it’s more secure than password-based.
nevermind, i got in.
<br>i used sftp in cyberduck. have to find where that is w/ filezilla
thanks. i see the apache server page saying ‘it works’
<br>in filezilla i entered the ip address, user:root and pass:mypassword and i get connection refused.
<br>how am i suppose to trouble shoot this?
how do i set up, or what do i use for username, password?
Never, ever, <b>ever</b> access your VPS via FTP. Use SFTP, instead. There are several quality SFTP clients out there, and <a href=“https://filezilla-project.org/”>FileZilla</a> is one of them.