Thankyou i have read that thread and i do have a ftp file with the details in it
with this code
auth required pam_unix.so nullok
account required pam_unix.so
session required pam_unix.so
I have tried it and the ftp does give me access now but unfortunatly i still have this problem where i try and upload a particular php files and it freezes and disconnects.
I think as till says there is a problem with PAM authentication and if could work this out it would be excellent. I think i have posted the output from the /etc/passwd for web1_admin.
if i could understand what this means....
Mar 2 01:31:51 xxx proftpd: xxx.site.com (127.0.0.1[127.0.0.1]) - PAM(setcred): System error
Mar 2 01:31:51 xxx proftpd: xxx.site.com (127.0.0.1[127.0.0.1]) - PAM(close_session): System error
and find a solution for it. This would be greatly aprechiated and i thankyou once again for yours and tills help.