Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Jun 22, 2009
    Posts
    2
    Mac Newbie: Simple FTP Question
    Okay, here's the deal... I have Godaddy hosting (windows not linux) for my sites.

    On a PC, I used to be able to access the ftp through an ftp client, dreamweaver or just a folder...

    On a Mac, no matter how I try to connect to my FTP server this happens:

    When using a Finder window to "drag and drop" files into my FTP folder it won't let me, saying I don't have access.

    When attempting to use an FTP client (ClassicFTP) it says it's "unable to connect"...

    Is there some switch I'm not turning on or something?

    Thanks for the help!
    Jason

  2. #2

    iPod Nano's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 15, 2009
    Posts
    1,096
    Specs:
    White MacBook. iLife '09. iWork '09. Mac OS X 10.6
    I'm not sure I understand why you'd need a folder in finder. You use an FTP client to select the directory that your files are in, then input the remote location. Just drag and drop!
    Chris K.

  3. #3

    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    28,980
    Specs:
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , iPad Air, iPhone 3GS
    I know nothing about ClassicFTP at all. I have never really worked with Godaddy as far as connecting Via FTP. Are you sure all your settings are correct? Some FTP servers want SFTP (Secure) and I have seen some not connect unless Passive Transfers were checked.

    You could give Cyberduck a try and see if that connects.

  4. #4

    iPod Nano's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 15, 2009
    Posts
    1,096
    Specs:
    White MacBook. iLife '09. iWork '09. Mac OS X 10.6
    That's strange. Godaddy is a MAJOR hosting service. Check and see if they have customer support that you can contact about this. You should have no trouble with FTP at all.
    Chris K.

  5. #5

    vansmith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    19,782
    Specs:
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    I use GoDaddy myself and have had no troubles with either Cyberduck or Espresso. Are you sure you have put in the right username/password combination?
    Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
    M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
    Writing a Quality Post

  6. #6

    iPod Nano's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 15, 2009
    Posts
    1,096
    Specs:
    White MacBook. iLife '09. iWork '09. Mac OS X 10.6
    My dad uses it and it works fine. Not to mention, he's using the most rudimentary FTP software there is.
    Chris K.

  7. #7

    Eric559's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 18, 2007
    Location
    Central California
    Posts
    3,185
    Specs:
    2.16GHz C2D MacBook w/ 2GB RAM & 120GB HD. HTC Droid Incredible.
    Quote Originally Posted by iPod Nano View Post
    My dad uses it and it works fine. Not to mention, he's using the most rudimentary FTP software there is.
    That is good but we are trying to find out why it doesn't work for this person!

    icarus086, check your settings and information again. It has to be something there that isn't correct.
    Member Of The Month for December '08.
    It's only the internet!

  8. #8

    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    28,980
    Specs:
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , iPad Air, iPhone 3GS
    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    I use GoDaddy myself and have had no troubles with either Cyberduck or Espresso. Are you sure you have put in the right username/password combination?
    Van, did you have to do any special settings like SFTP or did the stock settings work?

    I still think he should try Cyberduck as that seems to work everywhere I have ever tried it.

  9. #9

    Aptmunich's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    9,073
    Specs:
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Agree with the others here, use Cyberduck or Transmit.
    The Finder has read-only access to FTP servers.

  10. #10


    Member Since
    Jun 23, 2009
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    2
    Specs:
    Macbook Pro 15 | iPhone 3G
    Jason,

    I have a few clients with Godaddy and ran into similar problem last fall. It probably has to do with the way you have set up your remote client in Dreamweaver (DW).
    I looked at the "Remote view" settings in DW for these 2 clients and one is set up as follows:
    Client1
    FTP host: myclient1.com (client actual url goes here without www)
    Host: (this field left blank for THIS client)
    Login: username
    Password: secretpassword

    Client2
    FTP host: myclient2.com (client actual url goes here without www)
    Host: /username/
    Login: username
    Password: secretpassword2

    My suggestion is to fiddle around with this and call Godaddy customer support. Then when you fix this - switch hosting companies. I've been using bluehost.com and find their system of setting up clients is much more intuitive.

    Good luck!

  11. #11


    Member Since
    Jun 22, 2009
    Posts
    2
    Wow!
    I can't believe all the help for this, thanks! I'm going to try using the other ftp's and the other settings, thanks for all of the effort, I'll post again with the results.

    It is helpful to know that the finder doesn't have write access. That solves at least the issue with that already.

    Thanks again!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Best FREE Simple FTP for Mac?
    By TGITC in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-30-2010, 11:11 PM
  2. simple Mac newbie questions thnx
    By alien1980 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-08-2007, 01:52 PM
  3. Newbie to Mac - probably simple questions
    By mlc331 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12-02-2005, 10:41 AM
  4. Not a newbie question just a simple one
    By macAttack in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-30-2005, 02:19 PM
  5. Mac Newbie - Hub needed for simple network?
    By Joel in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-03-2005, 06:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •