FTP Server (Tenant Mode)

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I am looking FTP server with FTP, FTPS and SFTP protocol.
I need FTP server in Tenant (Hosted) mode where I can configure different domains (segregation) and assign disk space as per requirement.
If server is windows based than its excellent. I am not looking hosted/cloud FTP server. I would like to host/configure server in our data center offer service to end users.
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Christian KAZADiIT Support Level 2

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Hi,

If I understand, you want a solution which allows you to become an FTP, FTPS ans SFPT Hoster. Right?

Thank you

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Hi,

We are already hosting provider and running cPanel servers. I need FTP Server (Tenant Mode). For example: A client to upload his camera (CCTV) data via FTP so he/she will use our FTP server and upload data at our data center. I hope, its make sense.
FTP Server should have web management interface where client can login and check the data.
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David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

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1) Never use FTP. Anyone can scrape a login + hack/overwrite any uploaded data.

2) For SFTP, use MySecureShell (zero config sftp server) available as a package on any Linux Distro.

Note: You've tagged this question as Windows + then talk about using Cpanel, which only runs on RedHat Linux Distros.

If you really are running RedHat, then just install the MySecureShell rpm.

Author

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Hi David,

Thanks for the Linux solution but I am looking windows solution. Simple FTP Server which support NAS drive in Tenant Environment.
Distinguished Expert 2017

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Have a look at FileZilla server
Though FTP/ftps are within the same context, sftp on the other hand is a component of openssh, provides FTP like features over an ssh connection.

Depending on which ftps setup you use by creating virtual directories that isolate the path such that users can not cross boundaries.

Author

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There is no web interface for FileZilla Server.
David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

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Use arnold's suggestion of the FileZilla Server.

There's no Web interface for the FileZilla Server, because it's normally a zero config setup, so there's rarely any changes to make, so no reason for a Web interface.

If you're looking for flakey SFTP servers with Web interfaces, there are many.

If you're looking for a rock solid, near zero config SFTP server, use FileZilla.

Author

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Hi David,

Thanks again for your input:
I am looking windows based FTP server with web interface. for example if user wants to check his files/folders than he can simply login his account via browser and check the files/folders.
For File Zilla, user needs to install the file zilla client.
Christian KAZADi suggest me Cerberus FTP Server but its expensive.
Distinguished Expert 2017

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https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=server

Web interface? Use iis and the tie-in using powershell, vbscript.

To confine the FTP location have to gave virtual directories using the login username as the place holder.

Hosting using a Linux platform offers lower cost if licenses and lower resource consumption by the OS.

Author

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Hi Arnold,

Thanks for the suggestion. I wish, i have a solution out of the box..
Camera require FTP to upload the data so all data goes to FTP server.
When user wants to see the data, he/she can login the account via browser (web interface) and check the data.
Its quite simple technique. Cerberus FTP Server (Enterprise version) have this option but again its expensive.
I am sorry, i can not use Linux because this boss requirement to use Windows server.
Distinguished Expert 2017

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In a Windows environment, you have iis that includes an FTP component.
A web based app that requires authentication and gas the ability to access the data files.
What cameras. Do they support direct streaming?
Nvs7000 if the cameras you use include ....

As the exchange goes on a picture is becoming clearer but what you are looking for.
Do you need just the time when the file was uploaded, the time/duration of the captured data...

Or is the camera only upload when conditions are met and are a record...

Author

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We decided to use Cerberus FTP (Enterprise).
Christian KAZADiIT Support Level 2

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Good, and trust me you'll like it

I'm happy that my comment helped

good luck for the rest

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