Has anyone has this issue with FileZilla?

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When I try to connect to my FTP (filezilla) to transfer some files over to my wordpress website, filezilla did the following:

Status: Connecting to (my server ip address)
Error: Connection timed out
Error: Could not connect to server
Status: Waiting to retry...
Status: Connecting to (my server ip address)
Error: Connection timed out
Error: Could not connect to server


I've browsed through their forum for answers and it's been no help at all. If anyone has a solution or a resource that I could check out that'd be awesome.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Your IP is probably being blocked for failed login attempts if the server is online. Can you browse to the IP in your browser?
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisAlta
      Can I browse to what ip address?
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by ChrisAlta View Post

        Can I browse to what ip address?
        The IP that you're tring to connect to...put it in your browser and see if it resolves to a server/page.

        You can also open a command prompt & type: ping IPADDRESSHERE

        If you get a reply back, then you need to get in touch with your host. If you don't get a reply, you need to get in touch with your host as well to figure out why you can't connect to the server.
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        • Profile picture of the author ChrisAlta
          I put my ip address (to my host) that I'm trying to connect to and it sent me to a blank page that says pageok

          As far as the command prompt goes, I'm not sure how I'd go about doing that on firefox.

          Would I open up a scratch pad and do it that way?
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        • Profile picture of the author robestrong
          Never had a problem with it. Check the FTP settings of the host you're trying to connect to.
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  • Profile picture of the author kampret262
    Originally Posted by ChrisAlta View Post

    When I try to connect to my FTP (filezilla) to transfer some files over to my wordpress website, filezilla did the following:

    Status: Connecting to (my server ip address)
    Error: Connection timed out
    Error: Could not connect to server
    Status: Waiting to retry...
    Status: Connecting to (my server ip address)
    Error: Connection timed out
    Error: Could not connect to server


    I've browsed through their forum for answers and it's been no help at all. If anyone has a solution or a resource that I could check out that'd be awesome.

    Thanks!
    hahahaha...i don't like with Filezilla...i prefer FireFTP from Mozilla...that's recommended
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    As far as the command prompt goes, I'm not sure how I'd go about doing that on firefox.
    If you use Window, just go to Start -> Run ... -> type cmd OR Start -> R -> type cmd
    AND type ping xx.xxx.xxx.xxxx

    Which xx.xxx.xxx.xxxx is your server IP Address
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  • Profile picture of the author robledo1
    Log into your Cpanel, and go into your folders -upload the file through there.
    I've never had a problem doing this..
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    • Profile picture of the author squadron
      Originally Posted by robledo1 View Post

      Log into your Cpanel, and go into your folders -upload the file through there.
      I've never had a problem doing this..
      Agree, the file upload and download via cpanel is a great time saver and I find more reliable than FTP PC software.

      Depending on your cpanel features, you can zip up entire sites and download the zip in one or two clicks. Same with uploads. Upload the zip file then uncompress it in a jiffy.
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  • Profile picture of the author faisalmaximus
    Please be confirm that your host, username and password is correct. Also use the latest version of Filezilla.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      Yep. This would be my first guess.

      If you are not making progress, PM me and I'll see what I can do.

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      Originally Posted by faisalmaximus View Post

      Please be confirm that your host, username and password is correct. Also use the latest version of Filezilla.
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  • Profile picture of the author wendallb
    I had the same problem and it was a problem with the host
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisAlta
    Thanks everyone for all of your replies.

    I've contacted GoDaddy and have reset my password
    Deleted and then re-installed the latest version of FileZilla
    and it still didn't work!

    until..

    I went to my girlfriends house and signed into FileZilla easily! I'm definitely thinking my modem/router (it's an all in one) is blocking my host ip address. Hopefully my internet service provider can take care of this.

    Thanks again guys!
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by ChrisAlta View Post

      Thanks everyone for all of your replies.

      I've contacted GoDaddy and have reset my password
      Deleted and then re-installed the latest version of FileZilla
      and it still didn't work!

      until..

      I went to my girlfriends house and signed into FileZilla easily! I'm definitely thinking my modem/router (it's an all in one) is blocking my host ip address. Hopefully my internet service provider can take care of this.

      Thanks again guys!
      It's unlikely it is the IP. It is probably the PORT!

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author kampret262
    you should use FireFTP..that's better than Filezilla....

    if you stay use Filezilla...it's OK ^_^
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    • Profile picture of the author GerarH
      Are you using a firewall ? If so you should add filezilla to accepted connections.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisAlta
    Issue Resolved!

    My internet service provider is Comcast/Xfinity. We're renting the all in one modem/router and apparently the firewall settings were set to Maximum security.

    After countless calls back and forth form GoDaddy back to Comcast - Comcast finally put me in touch with a technician who reduced the Firewall settings within the modem/router and VOILA! FileZilla worked!

    If anyone else has had this issue, maybe this is what was going on!

    hope this helps!

    Cheers!

    - Chris
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