I was able to connect to another server using ftp_connect and was able to login too. But I tried to list the files in the directory but it is not working. No errors are appearing too. Any thoughts? Thanks!

Here's my code:

// set up basic connection
$conn_id = ftp_connect($ftp_server);

// login with username and password
$login_result = ftp_login($conn_id, $ftp_user_name, $ftp_user_pass);
ftp_pasv($conn_id, true);
// get contents of the current directory
$contents = ftp_nlist($conn_id, ".");

// output $contents

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Try using this:

    $conn_id = ftp_connect("Server");
    $login_result = ftp_login($conn_id, "Username", "Password");
    ftp_pasv($conn_id, true);

    if (($conn_id) || ($login_result)) {
        $listArray = array();
        $contentList = ftp_nlist($conn_id, ".");
        foreach ($contentList as $item) {
            array_push($listArray, array("itemname" => $item));
    } else {
        echo "An error has occurred!";


I got Non SSL connections forbidden in ftp_login error.

Who is your host?

I tried to use ftp_ssl_connect and I was able to get acceptable results until ftp_login. But I cannot display the files. I also had trouble accessing the server using filezilla. But after using ftp over ssl explicit I was able to see the files. Do you think this has an effect to accessing the files?

Are you trying to use an SSL connection?

Yes, And I guess I was able to do so since ftp_ssl_connect and ftp_login returns '1'.

Could you show me the code your trying. Of couse with your credentials hidden.

Here's the code:

$conn_id = ftp_ssl_connect($ftp_server, '21') or die("Couldn't connect to $ftp_server");
$result = ftp_login($conn_id, $ftp_user, $ftp_pass);

ftp_pasv($conn_id, true);
echo ftp_pwd($conn_id)."<br/>";
$content = ftp_nlist($conn_id, ".");


I'm not sure if I'm supposed to use port 21 but in the specs this is stated: Port to allow: FTP port 21 in your firewall. So I used port 21..

Also ftp_server doesn't have ftps:// or ftp:// just plain example.com.

Who is your provider?


Like who is the company that i hosting your FTP server?

I'm not really sure because I was ust given the ftp details.
Could the problem be in the self-signedcertificate? When trying to access using filezilla, a certificate that should be accepted appears.

It could be, I'm not familiar with ftps.

But then after investigating further, it appears that I cannot connect to the right port. Now I'm having 425: Can't open data connection. error.

Have you tried just using a normal connection? (Not using ftps)

if I use simple ftp_connect, Non SSL connections forbidden error will appear.

I think it would help me better if you could tell me who is your host for your server eg. the host for my website is GoDaddy.

I was asking cmsc.

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