Cloud Sites FTP Connection Limits

In order to protect the performance of the Rackspace Cloud Sites shared platform and to serve a large user base, the maximum number of client connections allowed for a single FTP user is ten (10).

You might have run afoul of this limit if you've seen an error message like:

530 Sorry, the maximum number of clients (10) for this user are already connected.

There are a few steps you can take to make sure you stay within the connection limit:

  • If you are using Filezilla or a similar FTP program, lower the "Maximum simultaneous transfers" below 10.
  • Restrict the number of users who have access to your FTP username and password.
  • Coordinate with other people using your FTP username so they're aware of the connection cap and account for it in their FTP client settings.

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