FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a network protocol that was once widely used for moving files between client and server. It has since been replaced by faster, more secure, and more convenient ways of delivering files. When you do need FTP, however, vsftpd is an excellent choice. Optimized for security, performance, and stability, vsftpd offers strong protection against many security problems found in other FTP servers and is the default for many Linux distributions. In this tutorial, you’ll configure vsftpd to allow a user to upload files to their home directory using FTP, with login credentials secured by SSL/TLS.