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Same question as this 2-year-old post: https://community.webfaction.com/questions/15746/cannot-use-sftp-into-new-server-account

I created a new account, I'm trying to SFTP into the default website to see if WebFaction is going to be my new home, but I get a permissions denied error when I try to upload any files. I can, however, download things.

Here are the config details I'm using:

"type": "sftp",
"host": "danielfowler.webfactional.com",
"user": "danielfowler",
"port": "22",
"remote_path": "/var/www/",
"connect_timeout": 30,

asked 04 Apr '16, 20:58

danielfowler
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What directory are you trying to upload into? You should be able to upload into /home/danielfowler without difficulty. You won't be able to upload into /home/danielfowler/webapps, but you should be able to upload into directories that are within that path.

Since this issue involves information that is likely to be specific to your account, you should open a support ticket.

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answered 04 Apr '16, 22:51

maryh ♦♦
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accept rate: 35%

Thanks! Once I switched the remote path to

/home/danielfowler/webapps/htdocs

all worked like a charm. Gracias!

(05 Apr '16, 13:59) danielfowler

You cannot write to /var/www/, as it is a shared server. You need to add an application through the control panel (https://my.webfaction.com/) and then you can upload to "/home/danielfowler/webapps/%yournewapp%/" (replace %yournewapp% with the name of your new added application)

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answered 05 Apr '16, 07:41

pabnet
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