FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is probably the most popular method of uploading files to a server; a wide array of FTP servers, such as vsftpd, and clients exist for every platform.
- These instructions are intended specifically for installing the vsfptd on CentOS 6.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Step 1: Install vsftpd
Warning: FTP data is insecure; traffic is not encrypted, and all transmissions are clear text (including usernames, passwords, commands, and data). Consider securing your FTP connection with SSL/TLS.
As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages: