.htaccess file disappearing?

Server OS: Centos 5.x / VSFTPD

Client: Windows 7 /Filezilla

You have uploaded an .htaccess file to your FTP space. You click refresh and the file disappears. Do not worry. The file is there – it is simply not displaying as it is classed as a hidden file. If you have shell access then SSH to your server and run:

 ls -a

You should see the file listed.

In this scenario, to see the hidden files via your FTP client edit the vsftpd.conf file:

 vi /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

And add the following line


Dont forget to restart the FTP service!

/sbin/service vsftpd restart