Wordpress FTP Connection Problem

July 3, 2015 1.1k views
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Hello everyone, I installed Wordpress based on this tutorial. I can't use One-click installation because my plan isn't enough for it. Everything is good except one thing: On Wordpress interface, I'm not able to connect to my server. It doesn't accept my information which I can use on WinSCP with zero problem.

Also, there are other problems independent from this. I can use WinSCP on Windows, but on OS X, FileZilla doesn't work for me. I can use Putty on Windows, but again on OS X, Terminal doesn't work for me, too. (WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!) (Host key verification failed.)

My final question is about multiple domains. I added two domains to my droplet. I'd like to set up two different websites. Someone suggests installing a cpanel, others suggest using virtual hosts. I tried Vesta for cpanel but after that, I lost connection to my properly working website. (then I destroyed it) I'm worried about virtual hosts because the procedure of using virtual hosts is very similar to manual Wordpress installation that I used, therefore there is a risk to ruin working website while setting up the second.


1 Answer

Have you installed an FTP server yet?

You can verify if you have one running by running this command:

netstat -tanp

And look at what is listening on port 21. If you just have port 22 listening, WinSCP and other SFTP programs will work, but regular username/password FTP won't.

I wouldn't recommend using FTP because it is insecure, but if you need to you can by installing an FTP server. With SFTP, you don't need to install anything and it's secure so it's the much preferred option.

Here is a good tutorial on the topic: How To Use Filezilla to Transfer and Manage Files Securely on your VPS

by Pablo Carranza
This article will teach you how to use Filezilla to transfer and manage files securely on your VPS.
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