enigma1 - 12:08 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
No the ftp server is a different one. The ftp client needs to send the appropriate command to include filenames beginning with dot, like ls -la.
If you want to send the ftp command via php see here the ftp-nlist command:
you need to have the ftp extension in and the phpinfo can show if it's included.