I normally use FileZilla for ftp.
I have a customer who has moved their doman from the old host (1 & 1) to a new host & has built a new WebSite.
Now they want me (the developer of the old site) to shut off a cron job that runs every night on the old server.
Of course, I cannot ftp to the domain name, it now points to the new server. I got the IP address of the old site, but when I replace the url with the IP address, FileZilla will not connect.
So I tried ftping with FireFox; it gets me to the right place but there is no way (I can see) to delete a file on the server. I figured I can delete the php program that the cron job calls, that will eliminate the running of the cron job.
Any ideas on how to get in & delete a file?
However, if the account is shut down and the site moved, then then 1&1 should be able to just eradicate the whole instance.
One other thought that might work, instead of using the IP in place of the url, add the host to your local hosts file temporarily and then the domain will resolve for you and only you to the 1 & 1 host.