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FTP server has shut down (2 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by Matt
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Matt Member


    I'm desperately trying to fix my WP site ( as it looks like I entered a bad line of code into the editor (functions.php). After getting locked out of my WP admin (syntax error) I was advised to go into FTP and manually remove the functions.php and re-install it. After trying this a few times, I've been locked out of my FTP account with the following message:

    " An FTP connection to "" could not be opened because the FTP server has shut down.

    Try again, or contact the server administrator to verify that the server is running. Server responded: Too many connections (5) from this IP"

    Please help, I need to get my site up and running by tomorrow for a recruiter to look at!

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    The server is blocking your login attempts because there are too many connections from your Mac's Internet address. You can contact the server administrator to unblock you, or use your computer from a different Internet address (e.g. a different WiFi hotspot) to get around the block.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #


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