How to Install And Configure FTP Server In Ubuntu

FTP is used to transfer files from one host to another over TCP network. This article we will look at  how to setup FTP server on ubuntu.

First of all we need to update our package lists from the repositories. To do this open command line and type  following command:
sudo apt-get update


Now we can install VsFTPD package for FTP server using the below command

sudo apt-get install vsftpd

After Ftp server installed we need to modify some setting for FTP server work as we need. 
So we will need the next command :
sudo vim /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

After that we need changes some settings below and save & exit from the vsftpd.conf file:


And then restart the FTP service for the changes to take effect:

sudo service vsftpd restart
vsftpd stop/waiting
vsftpd start/running, process 14554
After that make sure that FTP listen to 21 port and for this type command below:
sudo telnel localhost 21
If you get "connected to localhost" it's means everything ok and FTP work properly.

Now we need  create user for FTP and type password for user:
sudo adduser ftpuser

After all that we need one of FTP client application for connect to ftp server. 
Now we will FileZilla software and our IP address is


And you can also connect to FTP server with browser with your IP address