FTP connection
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Message # 1 | 1:59 PM
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another host over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet (Wikipedia).

To use FTP you will need a special program - an FTP client, e.g. Filezilla, CuteFTP, FTP Commander etc. A browser cannot be used for this purpose. You can get additional info on these and other programs with the help of search engines (Google, Yahoo! etc.).

Learn how to setup FTP on uCoz and connect using a FTP client (guide by TeamNiBiC)

1. Sign in to your Control Panel (http://example.ucoz.com/admin)

2. At the main page, click on FTP details.

3. A window will appear, where you will find: host, login and password. If you haven't set the password yet, click the link and set one.

4. Save the information or at least keep the window open for you to log in using your favorite client.

I recommend Filezilla, which can be found by Google: Filezilla download.

5. Install and launch the client and sign in with your information.

For FTP programs to work properly you should check your network settings, the settings of firewall and antivirus software.

It is desirable to look into the error log. If the connection to the server was established, an error will be clearly described. If there is no connection then there is something wrong with the network or client settings. You may often need to use the passive mode, if your ISP sets limitations.


To establish an FTP connection you should observe the following conditions:

1. Your e-mail must be confirmed.
2. Your website must be at least 2 hours old (sometimes up to 24 hours) for FTP to work.
3. The installed security programs must not forbid FTP connection.
4. The passive mode must be selected.
5. Enter the data into your FTP client manually, and not by means of copy&paste.

Static .htm and .html files should be uploaded via File Manager. Static files are not very welcome at uCoz. If you need them more then 10 you have chosen a wrong hosting.


- The max size of a file to upload is 15 Mb.
- The max length of a file name with extension is 45 characters.
- One nesting level can have not more than 200 files and folders (max nesting depth is 4).
- A file name can contain only Latin letters, digits, an underscore and a hyphen.

See how to work with FTP here

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Message # 2 | 2:40 AM
Can dreamweaver 8 be used to transfer to the FTP?

Answer: Any FTP client can be used. [Kron]

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Message # 3 | 6:45 PM
can i upload a file which is
33 mb ?
because i tryed 3 times
and he didn't uploaded :S

Answer: No, you can't, the limit of max file size is 15mb [ccb]

Answer: You must buy additional disk space to be able to upload bigger files [Sunny]

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Message # 4 | 4:20 AM
ftp doesn't work.....
i don't know why.....
i try other ftp sites, and they all work.


STATUS:> [2008-12-5 12:19:24] Getting listing ""...
STATUS:> [2008-12-5 12:19:24] Resolving host name micky.at.ua...
STATUS:> [2008-12-5 12:19:24] Host name micky.at.ua resolved: ip =
STATUS:> [2008-12-5 12:19:24] Connecting to FTP server... micky.at.ua:21 (ip =
ERROR:> [2008-12-5 12:19:26] The remote host actively refused the attempt to connect to it.
1) Verify that the destination server name or IP address is correct
2) Verify that the connection port number is correct (under Site Settings | Type tab).
3) The remote server may be temporarily or permanently inaccessible (try again later).
4) Verify that you have chosen the right protocol (SSH2, SSL, FTP, etc.) and have setup all required options for that protocol.
5) Verify that the destination IP address and port numbers are correct.
6) The remote server may be refusing multiple connections from the same client. Try using only one connection thread when connecting to this particular server (Site Settings | Options).
7) Try pinging the address.
8) If you are using a router, verify the router is up and running (check by pinging it and then ping an address outside of the router).
9) Do a traceroute to the destination to verify all routers along the connection path are operational.
10) Verify that your subnet mask is setup properly.
11) Verify that your local software or hardware firewall is not blocking outbound connections originating from CuteFTP.
12) Verify that your anti-virus software is not at fault (try disabling it).

Answer: Did you try to verify everything that is suggested? [Sunny]

Post edited by micky - Friday, 2008-12-05, 4:27 AM
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Message # 5 | 12:54 PM
Sunny,thanks for your attention,Now it works ,but I've done nothing....it seems that i only need to wait a few hours after registration.

Added (2008-12-05, 6:38 Am)
and。。。new problem:

STATUS:> [2008-12-5 20:37:18] Transferring file "/index.htm"...
COMMAND:> [2008-12-5 20:37:18] SIZE index.htm
[2008-12-5 20:37:19] 213 12479
COMMAND:> [2008-12-5 20:37:19] MDTM index.htm
[2008-12-5 20:37:20] 213 20081205084643
STATUS:> [2008-12-5 20:37:20] An identical file already exists on the remote site.
STATUS:> [2008-12-5 20:37:20] Applying Smart Overwrite rule: prompting.
COMMAND:> [2008-12-5 20:37:21] PASV
[2008-12-5 20:37:21] 227 Entering Passive Mode (208,100,61,2,141,59)
COMMAND:> [2008-12-5 20:37:21] STOR index.htm
STATUS:> [2008-12-5 20:37:21] Connecting FTP data socket...
[2008-12-5 20:37:22] 553-Prohibited file extension (.html, .htm or .shtml): index.htm
553 Rename/move failure: No such file or directory

ERROR:> [2008-12-5 20:37:22] Access denied.

Added (2008-12-05, 6:54 Am)
Upload .htm and .html files via File Manager. Static files are not very welcome at uCoz.

sorry i didn't see this line. Now i get it.
luckily i've only one .htm

i wonder if the forum's able to do i18n by myself...
just like some "substitution of default phrases"
i'm from china.

Post edited by micky - Friday, 2008-12-05, 12:21 PM
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Message # 6 | 2:35 PM
what is the port number to be used with filezilla when logging into the ftp for my site?

Thank you

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Message # 7 | 4:55 PM
nothing you don't need enter a port!
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Message # 8 | 3:19 PM
Hi my problem is this: i cannot upload FLV files!

I mean when i am using 3D-FTP server to upload FLV file which is 900mb and i have 2GB in site so then when i am start uploading then it disconnect me after uploaded 200mb!!! and i have set that timeout on 18hours so it cannot be that problem....is there somekinda single file limit?

plz help.

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Message # 9 | 4:10 PM
Yes, there is a limitation - 15 Mb for a file. If you pay for additional disk space it increases.
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Message # 10 | 5:03 PM
i have additional disk space 2GB
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Message # 11 | 8:36 AM
zerohack, max file sizes are:

Without payment - 15 Mb
"+400" - 25 Mb
"+800" - 40 Mb
"+1500" - 70 Mb
"+2500" - 110 Mb
"+5000" - 220 Mb

But this applies to FTP uploading only. Maximal file size for uploading via File Manager will remain the same - 15 Mb.

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Message # 12 | 2:26 PM
Although ftp works in both FTP Voyager and Dreamweaver for downloading, neither is allowed to upload files with html extensions. I have to switch from Dreamweaver and login to my ucuz site and upload via the file manager. I can down load my entire site with Dreamweaver but once I've modified pages the upload function is denied.

"prohibited file extension: html, htm, shtml"

Did I miss something in the FAQ?


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Message # 13 | 2:54 PM
Quote (standouglas)
Did I miss something in the FAQ?

sure you are.

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Message # 14 | 2:26 PM
I have been ftping for 12 years. I have never had this problem before.

I'm using FireFTP addon in Firefox.

I did what it said in filemanager. I used addons.ucoz.com, "daddons" for the login like it said there, Then used my ftp paswword. But I keep getting a 530 login error.

I tried removing the "d" from "daddons" and it still doesn't work.

What's up?

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Message # 15 | 2:51 PM
try using FileZilla i have used it and have had no problem or just use ucoz file manager