Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Solving FTP Connection timed out error

While uploading set of files via FTP using FilleZilla on Hostgator hosting service, the "Connection Timed Out" error occurred often. After checking whether it was an issue with Hostgator, it was found that the culprit is a default connection timeout setting in FileZilla.
Increasing the timeout to unlimited solve all the timeout problems.
To do that in FileZilla,
Open Edit menu -> Settings -> Connection tab.
FileZilla Preferences Screen

Change the default "Timeout in Seconds" from 20 seconds to 0 (unlimited).
That should solve the file upload issues.

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