It is not possible to access the server as “root” user via ftp. If you wish to access the root directory of the server, you can use secureSSH using tools like PuTTY or winSCP. You can configure PuTTY as below:-
1. Download the PuTTy sftp client http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/psftp.exe
2. Open the command line interface :
1. Go to "Start >> Run" 2. Enter "cmd" and click on "OK" button.
3. Go to the directory where psftp.exe is located.
4. Type “psftp.exe xx.xxx.xx.xxx -P 2200″ to access your server. < Where : xx.xxx.xx.xxx is the IP address >
5. Login as root.
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop>psftp.exe xx.xxx.xx.xxx -P 2200 The server's host key is not cached in the registry. You have no guarantee that the server is the computer you think it is. The server's rsa2 key fingerprint is: ssh-rsa 2048 13:fe:d5:d4:43:66:c7:93:03:ed:08:09:ac:e4:95:24 If you trust this host, enter "y" to add the key to PuTTY's cache and carry on connecting. If you want to carry on connecting just once, without adding the key to the cache, enter "n". If you do not trust this host, press Return to abandon the connection. Store key in cache? (y/n) y login as: root firstname.lastname@example.org's password: Remote working directory is /root psftp>
6. Use “CD” to change directory and “PUT” to upload files.