Installing FTP - do not know if installed correctly

Posted January 27, 2015 2.4k views

Hello Guys,

I created my first server:
512MB Ram 20GB SSD Disk New York 3 Ubuntu 4.14 x64

Installed LAMP, all 100%

I can not install the FTP even managed to install proftpd but nothing work …

1 - The: proftpd is the best or the most? if not what would be?

How do I know if everything is set up perfectly?

in the file:

/ etc / passwd

there at the end I have:

userftpd: x: 1000: 1000 :: / home / FTP-shared: / bin / false

Where am missing?

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Skip FTP, and stick with SFTP. There’s no packages to install and it works over SSH, which is a secure line between you and your server. Works the same way, just use port 22.

Set up a user with read and write access to your web directory (Usually /var/www) and login using FileZilla or your preferred FTP client with the username and password you set.

You can allow root to be used for SSH and SFTP access, not recommended, but some people do it. Here’s an article on how to do that: