Apache and FTP

Posted on 2006-05-18
Last Modified: 2010-03-04
I am running Apache 2 and need to set up a FTP Server.  Do I need to set anything in Apache to let the FTP Server work?  I am planing on using Serv-U
Question by:aumandg
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    You could just use the open source ftp servers:

    I've successfully set up filezilla, even on a dynamic IP address (using a dynamic dns service & client)

    Apache 2 is an HTTP server - I doubt it has anything to do with your Serv-U server. To get Serv-U working, you need to set its options. I don't currently have Serv-U, but just read through its manual & its options: it's usually straightforward. Let me know how it goes, I may be able to help further. You also may need to open ports in your firewall or router...

    Question before anyone can help is: Do you have a dynamic or static IP address?  Static, easy setup. Dynamic, then I'd need to give you more instructions for setting that up if you don't know how.

    Also, are you using Apache to serve any HTTP web pages? (If not, you can disable or un-install Apache).

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    i have downloaded filezilla.  i am confused on what the ip address should be for connecting to server, this should be my inhouse server ip correct, and what about port.

    I have a static ip and i am serving http web pages.

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    Got it working!
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    **For web pages, you don't even need ftp server...

    **Apache 2 will work fine to serve HTTP web pages. I have it successfully set up. ( Check out my web site: (Currently it may simply say that the site is not up yet). It's on a dynamic IP so if it doesn't work, check again in 10 minutes. Sometimes my IP address changes every few minutes! But usually stays static for at least a day. )

    FTP server is if you want people to download files (even web page files) without needing to (immediately) see them in a browser. FTP works great for letting people quickly and easily download any type of file, especially a long list of files or large files.

    If you want people to SEE the web pages immediately, I recommend you set up Apache HTTP server for that purpose. If you also want to set up an ftp server for other files, that's up to you.

    Thanks for the points! I'm wondering if there was an error in rewarding points, did I get too many (I got 1500)? lol. Well if I did, I hope I get to keep them for being honest & pointing out a potential problem :)

    **Are you serving pages using the numbered IP? You know you can get a free name like I have? If you got a name already, can you post it so we get to see the pages you are serving :)

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    Oops, sorry. I misunderstood your comment about serving HTTP pages (thought you meant ONLY; I forgot that I'd asked about it before.)

    So sorry for the needless rant!

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