I asked this question late last night about how I can get the latest PHP, MySQL, and phpmyadmin on my 32bit installation of CentOS 5.8. I was able to get PHP and MySQL back up and running successfully. I was unable to get phpmyadmin3 working, but phpmyadmin2 is still running like a champ. That's another can of worms. However, during the process, my pure-ftpd was removed. I reinstalled it after the new PHP and MySQL were installed by running: Code: yum install pure-ftpd chkconfig --levels 235 pure-ftpd on /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd start However, now I am getting authentication errors. My ispconfig3 database still exists and my ftp users are still in the proper db table for ispconfig3. Code: Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message... Response: 220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [privsep] [TLS] ---------- Response: 220-You are user number 1 of 50 allowed. Response: 220-Local time is now 12:29. Server port: 21. Response: 220-This is a private system - No anonymous login Response: 220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server. Response: 220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity. Command: USER test_ftp Response: 331 User test_ftp OK. Password required Command: PASS ******** Response: 530 Login authentication failed Error: Critical error Error: Could not connect to server Log file shows this message: Code: [ERROR] The SQL server seems to be down [Host '127.0.0.1' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server] To actually formulate a question, How can I fix this authentication issue?