how do i access my VPS via FTP?

Posted October 11, 2013 35.6k views
how do i access my VPS via FTP?
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by Etel Sverdlov
This article will take you from a fresh, new server to an online, working site. It will combine the relevant articles into a cohesive step by step guide to set up your personal site on an Ubuntu server.
Never, ever, ever access your VPS via FTP. Use SFTP, instead. There are several quality SFTP clients out there, and FileZilla is one of them.
how do i set up, or what do i use for username, password?
thanks. i see the apache server page saying 'it works'

in filezilla i entered the ip address, user:root and pass:mypassword and i get connection refused.

how am i suppose to trouble shoot this?
nevermind, i got in.
i used sftp in cyberduck. have to find where that is w/ filezilla
If memory serves me, I think that cyberduck is among the SFTP clients that have been recommended on DigitalOcean's threads.

You should also consider using key-based authentication, as well; it's more secure than password-based.
by Pablo Carranza
This tutorial runs through creating SSH keys with PuTTY to connect to your virtual server.
thank you. i'm so clueless w/ running a server!

can the site be developed and viewed just using http://ipaddress?

when i upload an index.html file i do not see it in the browser window, ie. the http://ipaddress

it is does not load. currently there is no nameserver pointing the ip address at this time.
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial shows you how to set up a new directory, how to grant the correct permissions, how to add content to a new page, how to turn on virtual hosting, and how to, if needed, set up local hosts. Virtual Hosts are used to run more than one website or domain off of a single server and IP address. When used with nginx, virtual hosts are called Server Blocks. This tutorial covers setting up server blocks on an Ubuntu server.
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