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How to Install and Use FileZilla Server on Linux RHEL 8

How to Install and Use FileZilla Server on Linux RHEL 8

FileZilla is a popular FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client that is widely used to upload and download files to and from a remote server. In addition to the client, FileZilla also offers a server version that allows you to host your own FTP server. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to install and use FileZilla Server on Linux RHEL 8.

Prerequisites

Before we get started, you need to ensure that you have the following:

  • A Linux RHEL 8 server with a non-root user with sudo privileges.
  • A static IP address assigned to your server.
  • A firewall configured to allow FTP traffic on ports 20 and 21.

Step 1: Install FileZilla Server

To install FileZilla Server on Linux RHEL 8, follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal window and update the package index:
sudo yum update
  1. Install the FileZilla Server package:
sudo yum install filezilla-server
  1. Once the installation is complete, start the FileZilla Server service:
sudo systemctl start filezilla
  1. Enable the service to start automatically at boot time:
sudo systemctl enable filezilla

Step 2: Configure FileZilla Server

Once you have installed FileZilla Server, you need to configure it to start using it. Follow these steps:

  1. Open a web browser and enter the following URL:
http://<your-server-ip>:14147/
  1. Log in using the default username and password:
  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin
  1. Once you are logged in, you will see the FileZilla Server interface. Click on the "Edit" menu and select "Users."

  2. Click on the "Add" button to create a new user.

  3. Enter the username and password for the new user and click "OK."

  4. Now, you need to set the permissions for the user. Click on the "Shared folders" tab and select the folder you want to share with the user.

  5. Click on the "Add" button and select the user you just created.

  6. Set the permissions for the user by selecting the appropriate checkboxes.

  7. Click "OK" to save the changes.

Step 3: Connect to FileZilla Server

Now that you have installed and configured FileZilla Server, you can connect to it using the FileZilla client. Follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the FileZilla client from the official website: https://filezilla-project.org/

  2. Open the FileZilla client and click on the "File" menu.

  3. Select "Site Manager."

  4. Click on the "New Site" button and enter the following details:

  • Host: your-server-ip
  • Port: 21
  • Protocol: FTP
  • Encryption: Use plain FTP
  • Logon Type: Normal
  • User: the username you created earlier
  • Password: the password for the user
  1. Click "Connect" to connect to the FileZilla Server.

  2. Once you are connected, you can upload and download files to and from the server.

In this article, we have shown you how to install and use FileZilla Server on Linux RHEL 8. By following these simple steps, you can host your own FTP server and transfer files to and from it using the FileZilla client. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.

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