ok i have tried to ftp to my server using filezilla and i get this Status: Connecting to myserver.com ... Status: Connected with myserver.com. Waiting for welcome message... Response: 220 FTP Server (Version 1.0) ready. Command: USER myusername Response: 331 User name okay, need password. Command: PASS ********** Response: 530 Not logged in. Error: Unable to connect! now i have tried this for every user on my system with the correct passwords and have set up new usernames to test this and still get this error. So i followed falko's howto for mysql and virtual users with proftpd but i still get the same errors returned from my ftp client. I have trawled the forum but i cant seem to find the right answer, any ideas?