Hello there, I have searched these forums and have not seen a similar problem so I am going to post here. Before you read this, I have followed the instructions exactly (Or so I believe). My MySQL is set up with all the tables and stuff. The ProFTPd is configured aaaaand the user and groups are created. When I try to login with "exampleuser", password: "secret", I get this message: The thing is, My service is started... I typed into terminal /etc/init.d/proftpd restart to make the changes and it came up with: So all systems are working, My Firewall is configured to allow Port 21 [FTP] from anywhere. Anyways, as you can guess I have been at this for HOURS reading your tutorial and I am just not getting anywhere and wondering what you think. My proftpd.conf file is this: You can have a go and see what you can make of it too if you are online @200-@999 [Swatch time for people who know it] or 8:00am - 11:59pm GMT. ftp: bigredgecko.co.uk user: exampleuser pass: secret Please oh please could someone help, I am a complete n00b, yeh... But hey! at least I admit it, lmao. Take care people, Xan Manning.