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Add-on domains, multiple hosts, and FTP

  • OK. So. We have 2 hosts and 2 domains. Host A is the registrar for maindomain.com and addondomian.com (fake domians obviously). Host B has our currently running website, so we have set up maindomain.com to be on Host B’s nameservers (but still registered with Host A). We are developing a wordpress substitute for our website, which is being developed on addondomian.com

    My problem is that our FTP doesn’t work. If I put in the FTP for http://ftp.addondomian.com, it doesn’t go through (no idea why), and http://ftp.maindomian.com is directed, correctly, to Host B’s servers!
    Is there any way for WordPress to edit files and such without FTP?

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  • Hi, first of all, you should never use http when connecting to ftp, but ftp://ftp.addondomian.com or ftp://addondomian.com. Best of all is to install FTP client like FileZilla, write maindomian.com / addondomian.com in Host, ftp user/pass and connect.
    Another solution is web based File Manager, which comes with most web hosting control panels.
    If you’re using cPanel as a control panel and need to transfer full WP sites with their databases etc. you can easily create full-site backup in cPanel and ask your hosting provider to migrate to the new server/domain.

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