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How can you Select a FTP Server Daemon or Disable the FTP server?

Posted by Allura on 22 03 2019.

One can navigate (WHM>> Home>> Service Configuration>> FTP Server Selection) to utilize this feature.
Introduction
An FTP server refers to a computer equipped with file transfer protocol (FTP) address and is devoted to establishing an FTP connection. It needs a TCP/IP network to function. The FTP server is a crucial component and aids the exchange of files over the internet between a client and a server. In order to protect and secure the username and password for safe and secure transmission of files, FTP is usually protected with SSL/TLS (FTPS) or switched with SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

With this interface you can perform two functions:

 	Select FTP server daemon.
 	Disable FTP services.


How can you Select an FTP Daemon?
Follow the steps given below to select an FTP daemon for your server:

 	Select ProFTPD or PureFTPD under the ‘FTP Server’ column.
 	Hit ‘Save’.


How can you Disable FTP Server?
To disable the FTP services, you have…

One can navigate (WHM>> Home>> Service Configuration>> FTP Server Selection) to utilize this feature.

Introduction

An FTP server refers to a computer equipped with file transfer protocol (FTP) address and is devoted to establishing an FTP connection. It needs a TCP/IP network to function. The FTP server is a crucial component and aids the exchange of files over the internet between a client and a server. In order to protect and secure the username and password for safe and secure transmission of files, FTP is usually protected with SSL/TLS (FTPS) or switched with SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

With this interface you can perform two functions:

  1. Select FTP server daemon.
  2. Disable FTP services.

How can you Select an FTP Daemon?

Follow the steps given below to select an FTP daemon for your server:

  1. Select ProFTPD or PureFTPD under the ‘FTP Server’ column.
  2. Hit ‘Save’.

How can you Disable FTP Server?

To disable the FTP services, you have to:

  1. Under the ‘FTP server’ column, select ‘Disabled’.
  2. Hit ‘Save’.

Difference Between Pre-FTPD and ProFTPD

Pure-FTPD is a free STP server licensed by BSD. Its main area of focus is software security. Pure-FTPD can be run on a number of  operating systems like FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Linux, Solaris, Tru64, Irix, HP-UX, DragonFly BSD, NetBSD, Darwin and Android.

ProFTPD is short for Pro FTP daemon. It is free and open source software that can run on Unix-like systems and Microsoft Windows. Platforms that support ProFTPD are:

  • SCO
  • DG/UX
  • AIX
  • BSD/OS
  • HP/UX
  • Digital Unix
  • IRIX
  • FreeBSD
  • Linux for IBM S/390, zSeries
  • Linux
  • OpenBSD
  • Windows
  • SunOS
  • Solaris
  • Mac OS X
  • NetBSD
Characteristics Pure-FTPD ProFTPD
Speed of FTP transfers Faster Slower
Display statistics in the statistics menu No Yes
Virtual User Quotas support Yes No
Bandwidth usage display which in turn will enable you to monitor the amount of bandwidth used by every FTP sessions No Yes

Note:

  • Problems may arise in the cPanel user interface, when you upgrade a server whose FTP RPM’s target is set to unmanaged.
  • cPanel and WHM version 68 solely supports Transport Layer Security protocol version 1 .2. But to manage your PureFTPD server, you can utilize TLSv1.1 or TLSv 1.2 .

Conclusion

This article contains all the significant information and details regarding FTP server.