This installation was performed on a Ubuntu 14.04 distribution system.
While there are a variety of FTP server tools available for Linux, one of the most popular and mature options is vsftpd. Begin by SSHing into your server as root and use the apt-get command to install vsftpd:
apt-get update apt-get install vsftpd
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done [...] The following NEW packages will be installed: vsftpd 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 18 not upgraded. Need to get 111 kB of archives. After this operation, 361 kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main vsftpd amd64 3.0.2-1ubuntu2.14.04.1 [111 kB] Fetched 111 kB in 0s (231 kB/s) Preconfiguring packages ... Selecting previously unselected package vsftpd. (Reading database ... 175600 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../vsftpd_3.0.2-1ubuntu2.14.04.1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking vsftpd (3.0.2-1ubuntu2.14.04.1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (188.8.131.52-1) ... Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ... Setting up vsftpd (3.0.2-1ubuntu2.14.04.1) ... vsftpd start/running, process 18690 Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...
The next step is to change any configuration settings for vsftpd. Open the /etc/vsftpd.conf file in your preferred text editor: Continue reading “Perfect FTP Server for Debian or Ubuntu” »