Byethost Plugin/theme update and Installation problem

One of the famous Free hosting sites is Byethost . I started using this host for my another blog  after many reviews in forums like DP.  One of the problem many users face is unable to install Plugin or update through WordPress Dashboard. Even after entering the correct FTP account details , you may get an error saying “Failed to connected to FTP server ftp:byethost.com“. I also faced a similar issue and finally found a solution.  I checked in some blogs that few other free host are also having this issue.

plugin update fail To resolve this ,

  • Log into File Manager or FTP account via FileZilla (or other softwares )
  • Copy the following code in wp-config.php and save the file.

Code

if(is_admin()) {
add_filter(‘filesystem_method’, create_function(‘$a’, ‘return “direct”;’ ));
define( ‘FS_CHMOD_DIR’, 0751 );
}

P.S: I opened it in fileZilla with Notepad , copied the code and press CTRL + S , but there was some ASCII code conversion and my blog was offline. So copy the code and Click File–> Save . Now try installing plugin , you will succeed .

Update :

Beside using above procedure, you can simply download Third party host fix plugin from WordPress , upload to Plugin directory to your website via FTP or File Manager in CPanel and activate it in WP-Admin .

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