FTP setup for Ubuntu 14.04

  • Posted July 17, 2014

Hey DigitalOcean,

Could you please provide instructions for setting up FTP access to Ubuntu 14.04. I have followed the guide you have for 12.04 but it does not give root access. I need to be able to have full read write access to all data on my ubuntu server. Please help!


I could do with this and the answers below are not helpful. something like enter your usesrname and password etc with this as your path. I can log into by site OR my root but not the public_html which means I cant actually upload to the web site.

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try port 22 ;)

Fortunately, it is not possible to log in as root over FTP. :) FTP is inherently insecure, it is best to use SFTP instead which is secure and allows root access: How To Use Filezilla to Transfer and Manage Files Securely on your VPS.