Ubuntu - 550 Directory Operation Failed with Proper permissions

I’m attempting to create a folder via FileZilla on my Ubuntu droplet, but I receive the following each time I attempt to do so:

Command:	MKD /www/test
Response:	550 Create directory operation failed.

Running ls -lha Gives me:

drwxrwxrwx  4 bot  bot  4.0K Dec 27 04:33 bot

I have also tried the following:

 chmod -R 755 /home/
chown bot:bot /home -R

I’m sure this is a common issue, but I can only seem to find posts regarding the above commands which in my case have no worked :(


EDIT: Forgot to mention I am using apache2 and vsftp (I have also attempted to restart the services with no avail)


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You can follow the step shere and connect with the user that is the owner of the directory that you are trying to upload to:

What I usually do is:

  • Follow the steps from the initial server setup tutorial here:

Or there is also a video on how to do this:

  • Then use the new user that I’ve created to connect to via SFTP

That way you don’t have to use the root user and you would have access only to the directories that the new user owns.