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I am not sure where to ask this question but what are you to do when you try to connect to the server through Dreamweaver as you usually do everyday to update your website and it will not connect and after trying times out and gives this: An FTP error occurred - cannot make connection to host. Dreamweaver could not connect because the server is down or not accepting connections.

 

Thanks for any help.

Anna

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That could be a problem anywhere,your computer, between you and the server, or a problem with the server I guess.

 

Have you done a traceroute? Please do one if possible and post the result here and we can easier see where the problem might be.

 

What´s the domain? If you give us a link we can see if it works for others.

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On my cpanel it shows I am on a new server called arlington. I do not know when that name came about as I rarely go into the cpanel.

 

I used the dos promt and typed in tracer arlington.name it tried 30 times and each time gave me Request timed out.

 

I also notice that when I pull up my webpage nothing has been updated since January 9. My last update prior to today was January 16. www.wswra.org

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After mentioning the new server name, I went in and checked the current IP in Dreamweaver vs what the cpanel listed as the IP and found them to be completely different. I assume it was changed at some point with the server. Anyway, changed the IP in Dreamweaver and now I can connect.

 

Thank you for the efforts!

 

Anna

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You used to be on Server 11 which has been migrated to the new datacenter. Please be sure to subscribe yourself to the new forum for Arlington so you will be kept aware of issues and other maintenance news.

 

You should also change Dreamweaver to use your domain name instead of IP address which would eliminate this from happening in the future.

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After mentioning the new server name, I went in and checked the current IP in Dreamweaver vs what the cpanel listed as the IP and found them to be completely different. I assume it was changed at some point with the server. Anyway, changed the IP in Dreamweaver and now I can connect.

 

Thank you for the efforts!

 

Anna

 

 

Glad you got it working. With the migration to the a new server the IP does change because the server is located in a physically different location...

 

If you connect to your FTP using:

 

ftp.yourdomainname.ext (ext being.com .co.uk .net etc etc) then this would resolve to the servers new IP without any change from you...

Edited by OJB

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