• ProFTPD not working with FileZilla (Plesk)

    So you've got a nicely configured server, slightly tarnished by the presence of Plesk but everything seems to be running well. Suddenly, you've got users complaining that they can't access the server via FTP.

    You're running ProFTPD (as Plesk kindly installed it for you) and can log in from the CLI FTP client (on Windows or Linux), but can't get in using FileZilla, FireFTP or Internet Explorer. FileZilla is probably giving the error "Cannot Retrieve Directory Listing" but will have authenticated correctly just before that. For some, FileZilla will hang just after MSLD or LIST commands.

    This documentation details how to resolve a common issue

  • Registering Existing MySQL Databases in Plesk

    Many businesses use Plesk to manage their webserver, what happens though if you import databases from the command line rather than through Plesk? The databases will be valid, and will work but won't be visible in Plesk (meaning no PHPMyAdmin access).

    There are a lot of solutions to this listed on the net, but all either seem to carry the potential for extended downtime or are quite mandrolic. This document details an alternative method, which should hopefully leave downtime at less than a minute, but only applies to Plesk running with a MySQL server (usually on Linux or similar).