FTP Failed to retrieve directory listing


#1

I am using 000Webhost for a class I am taking, and I am supposed to use FTP to upload files to my server. The problem is that when I attempt to connect using FileZilla, I get an error that says “Failed to retrieve directory listing.” It connects fine with my username and password, but cannot get a list of the files and directories. After I get that error, it disconnects automatically saying “connection closed by server.”

What is going on here and how can this be fixed?


#2

Does it work if you use the online file manager?
https://files.000webhost.com


#3

Yes, the file manager online does work. However I am using this web host for a class I am taking on web app development, and the professor wants us to use FTP, as that is how things are done in a more professional environment. I was able to upload my files the first time using the online file manager, but would prefer to do things the way the professor is asking us to do them.


#4

I’m sorry, I’ve reported your issue to the devs :slight_smile:
(Website in question is?)


#5

https://robertmcs401.000webhostapp.com/ is the site in question. Thanks for the quick responses on a sunday! It is a super basic website from a web app development class I am taking. Starting at the very basic HTML5 level.


#6

Alright, the problem should be solved by Monday, max. Tuesday.


#7

Awesome thanks again for the quick response!