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AnrBjötk
06-28-2010, 06:21 PM
Hi

Im a little desperate here:

I have a work-related web site I need to update, but, 1: I cannot SEE my website in the browsers on my machine and Dreamweaver cannot connect to the FTP server.
Something is blocking FTP here. I can see my page using free proxy servers so ...

Corrosive
06-29-2010, 09:17 AM
Speak to your hosts. You may be blocked by IP and they can remove that. Don't think it is a Dreamweaver problem.

AnrBjötk
06-29-2010, 02:59 PM
Speak to your hosts. You may be blocked by IP and they can remove that. Don't think it is a Dreamweaver problem.

Talked to my host, they said it was MY problem, they said there were no problems with the FTP. As mentioned, I cannot see the site on MY computer, but CAN see it on another one, or on free proxy servers...

Corrosive
06-30-2010, 09:05 AM
As mentioned, I cannot see the site on MY computer, but CAN see it on another one, or on free proxy servers...

Whenever this happens to me it is a problem with my IP. I call my hosts and they have to unblock me. Can't think of any other reason why the site not working is localised to your machine.

DWcourse
07-02-2010, 01:46 AM
If you can't see the site in a browser, then ftp isn't your issue.

1. Is it only one computer? Can other computers using the same connection see the website?

2. Is it a new site and/or has the DNS information changed recently.

AnrBjötk
07-03-2010, 08:51 PM
Okey, I fixed the DNS, so now I can SEE my own website, which is nice! BUT now the new problem is that I cant edit my page cause DW claims my login info is incorrect!!! WHAT is going on?

DWcourse
07-04-2010, 06:29 AM
OK, you're a bit confused. Dreamweaver only edits files locally on your computer. It doesn't even need an Internet connection to edit files.

That said, if you are trying to connect to your website with Dreamweaver and you get an error that says your login info is incorrect then the odds are overwhelming that YOUR LOGIN INFO IS INCORRECT.

So make absolutely sure you set up the connection to your remote site correctly and, if things still don't work, try checking the passive ftp.

If you continue to have problems, try another ftp program and see if that works. If it doesn't then the problem isn't Dreamweaver.

If another ftp program works but DW doesn't, post the exact error message here and we'll see what suggestions we can offer.

AnrBjötk
07-04-2010, 02:42 PM
I've tried three different FTP-programs. They all fail to login. Both fetch and DW claims wrong password. Which simply isnt true. I've checked it, and confirmed it with my host.

I know how DW works :D

DWcourse
07-04-2010, 03:56 PM
If you have multiple programs claiming you have the wrong password, that's probably it. Make sure you have upper and lowercase correct. Also, sometimes you are required to include @domaindname.com (just as if it was an email address) for the user name. You could also request a new password from the hosting company.

If your hosting company can't talk you through the set up, then I'd say you need a new hosting company.

AnrBjötk
07-05-2010, 06:58 PM
If you have multiple programs claiming you have the wrong password, that's probably it. Make sure you have upper and lowercase correct. Also, sometimes you are required to include @domaindname.com (just as if it was an email address) for the user name. You could also request a new password from the hosting company.

If your hosting company can't talk you through the set up, then I'd say you need a new hosting company.

I've confirmed and changed my password with my host. But you see, ALL this info was stored in DW, so it CAN'T be wrong. I never changed it.

DWcourse
07-05-2010, 07:57 PM
Obviously something changed and it probably wasn't in Dreamweaver (which can't affect what your browser or other FTP programs see). I'd say it was something on the host system.

davidj
07-28-2010, 04:53 PM
is it working now?

AnrBjötk
07-28-2010, 05:20 PM
is it working now?

Now, I'm completly lost and frustrated :( I NEED this website to function soon otherwise I'm in deep s**t!

AnrBjötk
08-09-2010, 04:46 PM
Obviously something changed and it probably wasn't in Dreamweaver (which can't affect what your browser or other FTP programs see). I'd say it was something on the host system.

I fear it is some deep down bug related to firewalls or something. This all started after installing TOR-software, which obviosly blocks a lot of things. Ive of course removed/uinstalled Tor, but somehow it's cased permanent damage by chaning some BASIC setting. What could that be??