I was trying to upload a website that I’ve created onto a droplet server. Was able to login via FTP just fine (through FileZilla). When I tried moving my files to the /var/www directory it refused to upload the file. The reason for file transfer failure was that the directory was open for write: permission denied.
Here is the log: Status: Starting upload of /Users/andrewp/Documents/Freelance_Projects/TechArtista+Kyte/kyte_site/kyte_site.html Status: Retrieving directory listing… Command: ls Status: Listing directory /var/www/html Command: put “/Users/andrewp/Documents/Freelance_Projects/TechArtista+Kyte/kyte_site/kyte_site.html” “kyte_site.html” Error: /var/www/html/kyte_site.html: open for write: permission denied Error: File transfer failed Status: Retrieving directory listing… Command: ls Status: Listing directory /var/www/html Status: Directory listing successful
This is the first time I’ve done anything like this so help would be great :)
This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.
You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!
These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.
Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.
Click below to sign up and get $200 of credit to try our products over 60 days!