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What is the fix for the “time out” problem in Filezilla?

Ans: You can try the following fixes if FileZilla’s “time out” issue prevents you from connecting to your FTP account through cPanel:

  1. Change Timeout Preferences:
  • Launch FileZilla, choose “Edit” from the menu, and then click “Settings.”
  • Go to the “Connection” section of the Settings window and select “FTP” from the left-hand menu.
  • Increase the “Timeout in seconds” option’s value. You might try increasing the value to, say, 60 seconds.
  • To save the changes, click “OK”.

2. Utilise the Passive FTP Mode:

  • Open the “Edit” menu in FileZilla and choose “Settings.”
  • Click on “FTP” from the left-hand menu in the “Transfer” section of the Settings window.
  • From the drop-down menu next to “Transfer mode,” choose “Passive”.
  • To save the changes, click “OK”.

3. Turn off your antivirus and firewall:

  • Disable your computer’s firewall and antivirus software for a while in case they are preventing the FTP connection. After turning off the software, try connecting to the FTP server once more. If it works, you can change the firewall or antivirus settings to permit FileZilla access to the network.

4. Verify the Network Configuration:

  • Network configurations or restrictions may be to blame for the timeout problem if you are accessing the FTP server from a corporate or restricted network. To verify that the required ports, typically port 21 for FTP, are open and accessible.
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