FileZilla Server Tutorial – Setup FTP Server
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FileZilla Server Tutorial – Setup FTP Server

Hello and welcome to Red Stapler again! This video we’ll talk about how to set up a simple FTP server with Filezilla First you need to download the FileZilla Server you’ll get a installer like this Just move forward with the standard setting I’m going to install the FileZilla as a service so the server will up when I start the PC and start if any user log on to this computer. Now the first step is to connect to your FTP server you’ll see a warning that I’m behind a router This will be OK if I plan to use the FTP server internally but if you want your FTP server to be accessable externally you will need to have your PC with static IP address or you need to do the port forwarding with the router. But that’s not a scope of this video so I’m going to move forward with this setting Now your server is ready Isn’t that easy? The first step is to add the user to be allowed to access this FTP server so we’re going to the menu and select the user. Click Add and name the user you want to have the access to this FTP server Click the password box and enter the password you want to set to this user Next is share folder. You need to limit the access to the directory for this user. So i’m going to create an FTP server and create a folder with the user’s name. We want the user to be accessible to only this folder only click Add and browse the folder we just created That’s it Now we are going to try access the FTP server with the user we just created The default port of the ftp is 21 but we can change that if you like Okay you see that we have connected to the server. Let’s try creating some file to test our access. Now you see that I’ve got denied because I cannot create the directory. We need to change the user access permission setting I’ll just click Write, Delete, Append, Create Click OK. Now we have changed the user permission to be able to create a file and directory let’s try again Now let’s see if all file has been placed successfully So that’s it! Our FTP server is ready but you should know that this is just a quick tutorial If you want your FTP server to be more secure and usable you need to do further customization such as changing port config the autoban to prevent multiple attempts to logon and etc We’ll talk about that in the next video So stay tuned Don’t forget to subscribe. Thanks!


  • Donald Roberts

    at the "…. now I am going to try to access the FTP server.." how to open and work on the Access to FTP server? it is on the FileZilla server file, I dont know which file u open to access FTP server

  • Frank Conte

    It would be nice to learn how to change the NAT settings. Have you done a video on how to access filezilla server externally?

  • Deathgr3

    When I hit "connect" ,as you at 0:50, it says "could not connect to server and retries every 5 secs…what's wrong? what I shoud do to fix this?

  • Gary Lewis

    I like your video. When I installed Filezilla server on my regular computer I got Filezilla client to work but when I tried Filezilla client on a different computer but also on the same internal network I couldn't connect to my server computer. Any ideas why?

  • kjn5991

    so if i create a website, and host the server myself…. do i need to have my computer powered up when i try to access the website from another computer? like if i need to host my own website, do i need to have the server computer running all the time? and if the computer isnt on, it wont connect to the website? im a rookie when it comes to this server stuff…..

  • Dave F

    Good video up until 2:40 when you try to access ftp server. You do not say how. You click on something off screen and don't explain how you got there.

  • Don Perrin

    At the bottom right of the Server window, there is a number. Is this the amount of total file bytes transferred? If so, in what time period? Thanks for a great video!


    You just limited the connection to localhost, but I have laso created a connection between two computers between the LAN. The first computer with local IP and the client PC with IP address. IT WORKED.

  • Michael Murphy

    Set up your PC with a static IP!?!? OMG I hope nobody does that. For the security of your system, do port forwarding. That might be ok with Linux or Free bad but I highly recommend not doing that with Windows

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    Worst of all – they ask me to upgrade, while even download link is not working. Those people are the worst software people I've been dealing with in my 40 years of IT work.
    Although program itself is not terribly bad, people behind it as just a nightmare 🙁

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  • Mncedi Ndovela

    Hi Guys please help with one thing. It is simple and straight forward until 2.40 mins the screen pops up. Where is that screen coming from because is all I need to test my server

  • ritnesh rai

    Thanks for the useful tutorial!!! Glad to find your video!!!
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