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Server error: Ftp can not connect

Reported 30 Apr 2011 00:13:48
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30 Apr 2011 00:13:48 Kat Hooper posted:
This is probably something minor and stupid that I've done wrong, but I've been trying for hours now and can't get it to work. I'm new to both Advanced HTML Editor 3 (installed new, not an upgrade) and I added the On-Line Page Editor Add-On. Everything is working except that when I try to save my edits, I get the message: Server error: Ftp can not connect to...

I have all my settings exactly as they are in Dreamweaver and I'm using the default Port 21 and have tried both with and without PASV mode. I've deleted all the script files and re-uploaded them a couple of times.
user: demo
pass: demo

Dreamweaver CS3
Windows 7
Tried with Firefox, Chrome, IE



Replied 04 May 2011 11:46:57
04 May 2011 11:46:57 Mas Mori replied:
Hello Kat
I also met with FTP problem.
Error situation is different from you, but I hope my information will be helpful.

1. Change address to
I found this hint at some site but not effective for me.

2. Uncheck "Save Files with FTP"
In my case, this is very effective. FTP seems to be not necessary.

Replied 06 May 2011 17:10:46
06 May 2011 17:10:46 Kat Hooper replied:
Thank you -- you are right that unchecking the FTP box works. So if it's not using FTP, how are my edits being saved? I must have write permissions on, I guess.

Edited by - Kat Hooper on 06 May 2011  18:30:34
Replied 07 May 2011 07:07:02
07 May 2011 07:07:02 Mas Mori replied:
Hello Kat.
You'd better to ask technical support in detail of non-FTP saving.

Although, I guess as follows according to technical support advises in my case.

(1) If I use Ajax login method, it is very secure. So FTP is not strictly required.
(2) Non-FTP saving method seems to be something like "document.getElementById('id').innerHTML = 'edited string'" of javascript.

Replied 07 May 2011 16:38:44
07 May 2011 16:38:44 George Petrov replied:
Hi Kat,

If you get the error message FTP can not connect to .. then your server has no access to your ftp server. Maybe it is blocked on your server? You should check with your hosting provider.

If you choose not to use FTP - they you need to give write access to the files indeed.

Replied 07 May 2011 16:41:16
07 May 2011 16:41:16 George Petrov replied:
Hi Mas,

(1) If I use Ajax login method, it is very secure. So FTP is not strictly required.

True the ajax login method is very secure. But you still need to give write permissions to everybody and most hosting companies do not allow that. So using FTP is much more easier.

(2) Non-FTP saving method seems to be something like "document.getElementById('id').innerHTML = 'edited string'" of javascript.

Well something like this indeed - the html code of the editable regions is posted back and saved by the page editor php code to the files, or ftp-ed when chosen to use ftp.

Replied 08 May 2011 00:11:36
08 May 2011 00:11:36 Kat Hooper replied:
I am not using FTP and I have write permissions for owner only (604). Changes are being saved, though, when someone logs in with Ajax.

It's taken me a while to get everything figured out, but I do have it working successfully so far on my 1200 page site. I hope the way I have it set up is correct and not putting my site at risk.
Replied 21 Jan 2015 18:00:47
21 Jan 2015 18:00:47 Kathy Moncelsi replied:
I am having this same issue now. I also tried unchecking the Save Using FTP box and now the changes do save correctly without any errors. I have not changed any permissions or write access for files. I don't know how I would do that or why it is needed. The site is hosted through Network Solutions. Is there anything else I need them to do for this to be set up the correct way since it seems like it's working? What is the reason for needing to change permissions?

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