PHP ftp_connect() can't establish a connection

Hi, I’m trying to establish a connection to digitalocean droplet from localhost to do ftp functions using PHP script but it is failing. Does digitalocean servers allow connecting from a remote script or i’m missing something? Your assistance will be much appreciated. See the code I’m using below:

// my ftp server $ftp_server = “”;

// connect to FTP server $ftp_conn = ftp_connect($ftp_server) or die(“Could not connect”);

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September 25, 2022

Hi @samunyi90,

Yes, DigitalOcean servers do allow connecting from a remote script/host. I would assume the issue lies somewhere else. The best thing you can do is to check your DigitalOcean Droplet’s logs and see the reason behind the failure.

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September 24, 2022

Hello @samunyi90

Are you able to connect via FTP using an FTP client like FileZilla? Also if you’re running custom Firewalls rules, make sure to whitelist the IP from which the connection is established.


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