It doesn't matter whether i do sftp on port 1449 or ftp on port 21, the same failure happens.
When i look at the firewall activity, it shows complete success in accessing all inbound and outbound connections for the attempts. Just to be safe i also said in the config settings to 'allow all'.
I CAN login to other hosting accounts on other servers, just not on my OWN server (I'm using cPanel/WebHostManager).
Thanks in advance for any help.