Magento 2 Droplet, no FTP account?

Hello, I successfully got Magento 2 running on a droplet, but I can’t figure out how to access the files through FTP.

The setup instructions don’t mention FTP. I wasn’t asked about setting up an FTP account during installation either. I am wondering if its something I need to setup myself. If so, can someone please point me to some instructions?


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Hi @usasimg,

You can transfer files from a local computer to a Droplet using a variety of different protocols and file transfer clients. DigitalOcean recommends using SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) with FileZilla because it is a free, open-source, cross-platform tool with a user interface that supports newer users.

You can read more about how you can achieve this in the following documentation:

Regards, KFSys

Alright so about 30 minutes later I have solved my issue. I am not sure if there already was another solution available, but I installed VSFTPD on the server and followed the directions (link below) and was able to connect without any issues.

I would appreciate if anybody could confirm if I did the right thing here.

link to the directions I follow: