Homesite Tip

Every now and then, Homesite+ will display the following error message and refuse to connect to web servers via FTP: "Unable to initialize the FTP proxy". RDS servers work fine, but FTP just won't work.

Today after some trial and error, I discovered that I had enabled "browser integration" in WS_FTP, also loaded on my machine. This feature makes IE pass FTP requests over to WS_FTP. Unfortunately, it also seems to prevent Homesite FTP from working. As soon as I disabled that feature, Homesite was able to connect to any FTP server without a hitch. This may or may not apply to other products, but if you have a download "helper" installed, it might cause problems with Homesite, Something to try if you are having problems with Homesite FTP.