Install and configure FTP and SFTP by using FileZilla Server

Important: Disable the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service because this article
uses the same ports as standard FTP. Go to Server Listeners and from the Protocol top-down menu select Require Explicit FTP over TLS and click OK.

FileZilla Server installation

  1. Download the latest version of FileZilla® Server from

  2. Under Select the type of install, choose Standard and click Next.
    This installs the Windows® service for FileZilla and the GUI for

  3. In Please choose the port, enter 10050.

  4. Select Start Server after setup completes. Then click Next and

FileZilla Server configuration

  1. Start the Administration interface and fill in the following fields:

    • Host: Enter, which is localhost.
    • Port: Enter 10050.
    • Password: Enter the server password.
  2. To set up your server, go to Edit > Settings > General Settings and
    select the following options:

    • Listen on these ports: 21
    • Connections timeout: 0
    • No Transfer timeout: 600
    • Login timeout: 60
  3. Under General Settings > Welcome message, you can set your own
    customized welcome message when the users log in. Make sure to select Hide
    the message in log
    because this might increase the log size.

  4. Under General Settings > IP Bindings, use an asterisk (*) to bind all
    IP addresses on the local system. If your server has multiple IP addresses
    assigned, provide only the IP that you want to use.

  5. Under General Settings > IP Filter, you can set up your IP Filters. To
    have better control over security, ban all IP addresses and include the IP
    address in the exclude list that you want to connect. Put a space between
    each IP address.

  6. Under Settings > Passive mode settings, set up the port range 3000
    to 4000.

  7. Set up Settings > Security settings.

  8. Under Settings > Miscellaneous, select:

    • Don’t show passwords in message log
    • Start minimized
  9. Under Settings > Admin interface settings, enter 10050 in
    Port on which the admin interface should listen.

  10. Under Settings > Login, check the following options to see who connects to your
    server and also to reduce space consumption:

    • Enable logging to file
    • Limit log file size to 100 MB
    • Delete old log files after 14 days
  11. Under Settings > Speed limits, set the download and upload speed
    limits. These limits are global settings, so they take over individual
    user settings.

  12. Under Settings > FTP over TLS settings and check the option:

    • Enable FTP over TLS support (FTPS)

      Note: You can configure a certificate, private key, and key password here.

  13. Under Settings > Autoban, select the following option:

    • Enable automatic bans
  14. Click OK to save all the settings.

  15. Before connecting, make sure ports 21, 990, and 3000-4000 are allowed on
    your firewall.

For additional information, refer to the FileZilla Server Knowledge Base: