I'm using a Linode VPS server, running Debian 6, where I've just installed WordPress.
I'm having some difficulty with the connection settings that WordPress requires in order to install plugins directly from the admin panel.
I've tried using the same credentials I used to connect to the server using an FTP client: the IP address, root as username, and the root password.
I usually have no problem connecting. My question is: is there a specific protocol for finding this connection information?
From the research I've done, one solution is to install an FTP service to the server. I chose VSFTPD. I've installed the service and configured the config file at /etc/vsftpd.conf in the following manner:
anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES Archives connect_from_port_20=NO chroot_local_user=YES local_umask=022
From there I've attempted to create a user:
sudo useradd -d /path/to/your/dir -s /usr/sbin/nologin username sudo passwd username
Where I'm getting stuck is the "path to directory". Path to which directory? Where the website resides?