View Full Version : Cannot connect to ftp with cs4

05-02-2014, 10:05 PM
Hi All,

For some reason all of the sudden my Dreamweaver disconnected and gave me the "ftp error occurred - cannot make host connection.

I tried re-typing in the correct info but still will not work. It's odd because I had just been using it not 30 minutes before and it was never shut off since then. I have access to the internet..it works just fine.

I checked the port, user, password, etc and all is good.

If anyone has any idea how I can fix this PLEASE help me out!

FYI: I'm a total newbie...I had someone else set this up originally so please keep that in mind. I'm not up on the technical end of this program.

Many thanks in advance!

05-03-2014, 01:37 AM
download filezillza and try to connect with that, also go to your site via a browser to ake sure the server has not blocked your IP fo some strangesecurity reason. I have had it happen

05-05-2014, 09:38 PM
Hi edbr,

Thank you for the response. I tried to download filezilla but it will not let me due to xp. I went to my website via browser and all is fine.

Is there anyway you could help me define my site? I thought I put the info in correctly but maybe not.

i ran an ftp check here www.infobyip.com (http://www.infobyip.com) and this is the result.

http://www.infobyip.com/images/checkmark.png Connected to FTP server
http://www.infobyip.com/images/checkmark.pngswitched to passive mode
http://www.infobyip.com/images/checkmark.png Changed remote directory to /domains/unionresourcecenter.com/
http://www.infobyip.com/images/checkmark.png Directory listing:

drwx--x--x 8 ftp ftp 512 Oct 8 2012 .
drwx--x--x 6 ftp ftp 512 May 24 2012 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 ftp ftp 512 Jul 8 2013 .htpasswd
drwxr-xr-x 3 ftp ftp 81408 May 5 12:36
awstats drwx------ 2 ftp ftp 512 May 5 12:36
logs lrwxr-xr-x 1 ftp ftp 13 Jul 14 2009
private_html -> ./public_html drwx--x--x 3 ftp ftp 512 Jul 14 2009
public_ftp drwxr-x--- 52 ftp ftp 118784 May 1 23:37
public_html drwxr-xr-x 2 ftp ftp 2048 May 5 12:36 stats

Does this tell you anything?

Thanks Again

05-06-2014, 01:15 AM
not really to be honest. do you have access to your cpanel or control panel? check that the server hasnt moved or changed in some way.

if you have a local server with php, make a php file ie ftp.php and add this (edited to your details) just to test the connection

$password='pswrd ';

$con = ftp_connect($server);
ftp_login($con, $username, $password);
echo $con !== FALSE ? 'Connected' : "Couldn't connect";

this will return connected or not connected

05-06-2014, 01:26 AM
as for filezilla, i didnt know there was a problem with xp but here is a link http://www.oldapps.com/filezilla.php?system=Windows_XP

personally i much prefer using a 3rd party for ftp as it has moe control

05-06-2014, 04:27 PM
I greatly appreciate your help. I must have tried downloading the wrong version of filezilla...your link installed just fine.

I tested it and the server will not connect there either.

So must be something wrong with the server and not with me.

Thanks again for all your help. Take care! :)

05-08-2014, 02:33 AM
no problem. check your control panel to see any changes on the domain