For those of you who didn’t know, ProFTPD is a GPL-licensed FTP server that can be installed for free on your Linux system. It’s an alternative to vsftpd. ProFTPD open source FTP server one most used, secure and reliable file transfer daemons on Unix environments, due to its file configurations simplicity speed and easy setup.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation ProFTPD on ubuntu 14.04.
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Install ProFTPD and any required packages.
sudo apt-get install proftpd
During the installation, you’ll be prompted to choose the installation method that you want. There are two installation method, standard daemon and the inet daemon methods.
Step 3. Configure ProFTPD.
ProFTPD default configuration file is at /etc/proftpd.conf.
Change the ServerName to the hostname of your server. In the case below, ftp.idroot.net is an example:
Step 4. Start ProFTPD Server.
Run the commands below to start ProFTPD:
sudo service proftpd start
Then set the ProFTPD service to automatically start at boot:
update-rc.d proftpd defaults
Step 5. Access the FTP server.
Once you have installed the FTP server and configured it to your liking, Now all you have to do is open an FTP client and connect to the server using its IP address, hostname or domain name. If everything is configure correctly, you should be granted access to the server with the correct username and password.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed ProFTPD. Thanks for using this tutorial for installting ProFTPD on ubuntu 14.04 systems.