Originally Posted by bpstyle
because the prompt cursor does not move when I type the password
That's the normal behaviour.
Are you absolutely sure the password is correct, and that you have shell access (having FTP access doesn't mean you have shell access as well).
If you cannot log in to your shell, you could use an .htaccess file to enable register_globals: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...bals+.htaccess