Problems trying to access Linode Wordpress remotely
I'm trying to gain remote access and I've tried Putty, Filezilla and Lish Via Browser and each method reports an error as follows:
Filezilla - using a restricted user account I get - Error: Authentication failed. Critical error: Could not connect to server
Filezilla - using an unrestricted user account I get - Error: Authentication failed. Critical error: Could not connect to server
Putty - just returns a network timeout error. I never get a login prompt.
Lish via browser - I get invalid login using both a restricted and unrestricted user account.
I would appreciate any help or guidance in to what I am doing wrong or what is keeping me from getting logged in. I have read other posts relating to SSH and remote access on this forum and have not found anything that was helpful to my situation.
Thanks in advance for any help.
What are you trying to do exactly?
WordPress and other content management systems use a relational database to store and retrieve pages. So you can't exactly FTP/SSH in and them download them like you would a static GIF or JPEG file.
If you're simply trying to backup the site, use a WordPress plugin for that which will take not only a copy of that database but any accompanying files and code that are used.
I understand the WordPress credentials are different than the Linode server credentials. I was using user names and passwords setup in the Linode account.
Ultimately I am trying to get all the files, pages and database in order to move the website to another host.
Being new to Linode and WordPress I thought I could FTP like a regular .html site and thank you for pointing out that it is different.
I already have a plugin (updraft plus) and have backed up the database. I currently have the database backed up as a .gz file and seperate .zip files for plugins, others, themes, and uploads.
Spin This - would these be all I need to create the website at another host?
Is there a way to add MySql access to my Linode account without going through WordPress? With MySql access I should be able to dump the database and get what I need to set up the site on a new host. The database backup that I thought I had turned out to be corrupted and not really usable.
The website that fails is