Cant FTP with WordPress Plugins but can with local ftp client

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    I am trying to add a new plugin to my new wordpress site (ver 3.2.1) hosted locally on a centos 6 linux box. from my workstation (windows xp) i can issue a command prompt, type in “ftp” and get an ftp prompt. I then issue an “open” and get a user prompt. I type in the username and password and get a “230 Login successful”, where i can issue commands like “pwd” “ls” “cd temp” and “put”. all seems good.

    so now i go to the admin panel for the website (, choose Plugins, Add New, Search Plugins for “EZPZ Backup”, select Install Now, select OK to install plugin, enter in hostname:, ftp username:webadmin, ftp passowrd:W3b@Dm1N, Connection type is FTP, and then select Proceed. Instead of Wallah, i get the standard response of: Failed to connect to FTP Server

    what do i have to do to get wordpress to install plugins? Any Help would be greatly appreciated.


    fyi, this is not about site, but my own linux based locally hosted wordpress site…



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