Do I have to set up the FTP account with any specific settings or directories before using it?
because I don't know what the problem could be. I'm running XAMPP on Fedora with ports 21, 80, 8080 open. anything I'm missing?
Also, after it connects to my XAMPP set up, all that happens in my FTP client is that I get the message "Connection timed out. Failed to retrieve directory listing"
So I guess it might be an issue of it not getting the directories after it connects.
edit: also what is the default MySQL username and password I should put into my PHP files when connecting to MySQL? (and where do I find this info cause I'm having a hard time locating info to use XAMPP resources even though it all doesnt really have passwords) My FTP info is correct though.
update: I fixed it
the solution is to add the following line (under port) to proftpd.conf in /opt/lampp/etc
# 'proftpd.conf' for actual use. It establishes a single server
# and a single anonymous login. It assumes that you have a user/group
# "nobody" and "ftp" for normal operation and anon.
# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
PassivePorts 30000 30001
# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
Then open ports 30000 and 30001 in your linux firewall. (I'm using Fedora on XFCE in this case)
I still cant find the proper guide with the default information to put in the MySQL database or FTP. I really wish they made this product easier to use since it's suppose to ease development. I'm happy though and at least I got the whole thing up and running now. May have to toy with MySQL some more to see how it works.