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Maheriano
July 28th, 2012, 12:15 AM
I just installed Ubuntu Server and I want to upload files to it through FTP. How can I do this? If I install a FTP program, how do I configure it as a client? Should I get something like XPanel? Thanks.

papibe
July 28th, 2012, 12:28 AM
Hi Maheriano.

I would recommend taking a look at sftp. It is part of the openssh-server package and it needs no configuration. It just works.

If you are really committed to FTP, take a look at this guide (https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/ftp-server.html).

Hope that helps, and tell us how it goes.
Regards.

Maheriano
July 28th, 2012, 01:15 AM
Can I connect to that with Filezilla?

papibe
July 28th, 2012, 01:18 AM
Can I connect to that with Filezilla?
Indeed.

Use protocol sftp and port 22.

Regards.

LHammonds
July 28th, 2012, 04:07 PM
From what I have read, vsftpd seems to be the most-recommended FTP server for Ubuntu and most other Linux systems.

I was able to follow the instructions in the link above (https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/ftp-server.html) to get one setup and secured.

But for my purposes, I was setting up a WordPress site and created a wordpress FTP account rather than using the built-in ftp account.

I am able to use FileZilla (portable edition for Windows (http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/filezilla_portable/)) to connect to it via FTP or SFTP.

LHammonds

Maheriano
August 3rd, 2012, 10:45 PM
That worked but what about using NetBeans? It looks like it uses port 21 which I have forwarded but my only option for connection in the preferences is via FTP. How can I set up something on the server which would allow me to use NetBeans?

Maheriano
August 7th, 2012, 07:09 PM
So what's the best way to set up an FTP client on Ubuntu Server via command line? I just want something simple that works, nothing too complicated.

papibe
August 7th, 2012, 07:17 PM
I would use vsftpd. Here's a guide (https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/ftp-server.html).

Regards.