FTP Servers for Ubuntu

ProFTPd

ProFTPd is one the easiest ftp server to install and configure. Use following command to install ProFTPd server.

sudo apt-get -y install proftpd

Now open /etc/proftpd.conf file and change root to something like below.

DefaultRoot ~/ftp

Above configuration option tells ProFTPd to use ftp folder in your home for storage purpose. So don't forget to create the folder. Now restart ProFTPd using following command.

sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd restart

Now your Ubuntu FTP server is ready.

vsftpd

vsftpd is another ftp server which is available right out of Ubuntu repositories. Install vsftpd using following command.

sudo apt-get -y install vsftpd

vsftpd has numerous number of configuration options available and you can use these options to control every aspect of your ftp server. You can modify /etc/vsftpd.conf to change behavior of your ftp server.

Learn more about vsftpd server configuration options.

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