Before we begin, keep in mind that we will guide you through configuring an FTP server on Ubuntu This tutorial requires you to know how to connect to a server through SSH. Wait for all the processes to complete, and you will see a confirmation as soon as the update finishes.
How to Setup FTP Server on your CentOS VPS
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The main use of FTP, as the name suggests is to transfer files between two entities. Let me give you an example: If you are working with WordPress and you copy files from your computer to the server, then you will be using FTP. One person may upload a file to an FTP server then share a link to it with another person. However this is no longer the go-to method for people due to cloud based services. The command channel carries information about the task and the data channel transfers the actual files between the two devices. However now a days the FTP is not used exactly how it was developed in the beginning. The terms are different but since FTP has been around for more than 30 years, we still use the same acronym when explaining the file transfer protocol. Throughout this article we will show you how to set-up an FTP server. We will cover three different methods:. Note: The following tutorial is based on Windows Server but the process is exactly the same for other Widnows Server versions.
What Is FTP?
With this program, you can transfer the files you need from your computer to your host or server. And you can easily modify the access to your files. Simultaneous sending of multiple files in parallel, support for dragging and dropping, and matching files are the features of this program. With this program, you will be able to transfer your files simultaneously between your server and your computer. It is open-source and can be installed on various systems, including Windows and Linux, and is known as the most powerful and fastest FTP program. FTP F ile T ransfer P rotocol is a protocol for transferring files between networks, which was first introduced in to transfer files between the ArpaNet network, which consisted of academic and military networks. With this protocol, you can transfer your files to your internal network or your server and hosting. To transfer files between two computers or servers on the FTP protocol, it is necessary to install an FTP server on the source system and client version of the FTP on the destination computer or server.
It is also important that everyone knows that FTP is an non-secured protocol, that it transmits data that can be captured during network transit of packets. In order to set this up, you need to install the service and adjust some basic settings according to your needs, as follows:. You can install vsftpd on your virtual private server through the command line interface CLI and SSH with the following command:. The installer will start to download and setup all dependencies. Once it has finished with the downloading, vsftpd will be installed on your VPS. The vsftpd service will be installed with a reasonable amount of security and be ready to use, but it provides anonymous users access, something we believe has to be disabled to provide even a stronger security environment. Once vsftpd has been installed, you can adjust the configuration to suit your specific needs. You can open up the configuration file with your favorite text editor, here we use vi. Now you need to restart the vsftpd service:.