FileZilla Server is a free, open-source FTP server that allows users to transfer files between client and server machines. In this tutorial, we will go through the steps to install and configure FileZilla Server on CentOS 8.
- A CentOS 8 server
- Root or sudo access to the server
Step 1: Install FileZilla Server
To install FileZilla Server on CentOS 8, follow these steps:
- Open a terminal window on your CentOS 8 server.
- Type the following command to update the package repository:
sudo dnf update
- Type the following command to install FileZilla Server:
sudo dnf install filezilla-server
Step 2: Configure FileZilla Server
Now that FileZilla Server is installed, it needs to be configured to allow connections and transfers. Follow these steps to configure FileZilla Server:
- Open the FileZilla Server Interface by typing the following command:
- Click the Edit menu and select Users.
- Click the Add button to create a new user.
- Enter a username and password for the new user and click OK.
- Under the Shared folders tab, click the Add button to add a new shared folder.
- Enter a name for the shared folder and set the path to the folder you want to share.
- Under the Permissions tab, set the appropriate permissions for the shared folder.
- Click OK to save the shared folder settings.
Step 3: Start FileZilla Server
Now that FileZilla Server is installed and configured, it can be started with the following command:
sudo systemctl start filezilla-server
To ensure that FileZilla Server starts automatically on boot, run the following command:
sudo systemctl enable filezilla-server
Step 4: Connect to FileZilla Server
To connect to FileZilla Server from a client machine, you will need an FTP client application such as FileZilla Client. Follow these steps to connect to FileZilla Server:
- Open FileZilla Client on the client machine.
- Click the File menu and select Site Manager.
- Click the New Site button to create a new connection.
- Enter a name for the connection.
- Enter the server's IP address or domain name in the Host field.
- Enter the username and password for the user you created in Step 2.
- Enter the port number for the connection. The default FTP port is 21.
- Click the Connect button to connect to the server.
In this tutorial, we have gone through the steps to install and configure FileZilla Server on CentOS 8. By following these steps, you can create an FTP server that allows users to transfer files between client and server machines.
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