I cannot start or enable vsftpd service on Wordpress One-Click app

June 16, 2017 1.4k views
WordPress One-Click Install Apps Linux Commands Ubuntu 16.04

I cannot start or enable vsftpd service on my Wordpress One-Click app on Ubuntu 16. I tried following this guide but it does not work.
This is the output of sudo systemctl status vsftpd
● vsftpd.service - vsftpd FTP server
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/vsftpd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2017-06-16 03:49:37 UTC; 8min ago
Process: 1423 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/vsftpd /etc/vsftpd.conf (code=exited, status=2)
Process: 1397 ExecStartPre=/bin/mkdir -p /var/run/vsftpd/empty (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 1423 (code=exited, status=2)

Jun 16 03:49:37 wordpress-1gb-nyc1-01 systemd[1]: Starting vsftpd FTP server...
Jun 16 03:49:37 wordpress-1gb-nyc1-01 systemd[1]: Started vsftpd FTP server.
Jun 16 03:49:37 wordpress-1gb-nyc1-01 systemd[1]: vsftpd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=2/INVALIDA
Jun 16 03:49:37 wordpress-1gb-nyc1-01 systemd[1]: vsftpd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Jun 16 03:49:37 wordpress-1gb-nyc1-01 systemd[1]: vsftpd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

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The first step in troubleshooting this issue would be to check the vsftpd log files as they likely are recording additional details of the error that is preventing the service from starting:

tail /var/log/vsftpd.log
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