How To Install FTP Server on Manjaro 20

Install FTP Server on Manjaro 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FTP Server on Manjaro 20. For those of you who didn’t know, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files to and from a remote network. The most common FTP server software for Manjaro is the vsftpd package, which stands for “very secure FTP daemon.” It’s the default FTP package for Manjaro, and most other Linux distributions as well.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the FTP Server on a Manjaro 20 (Nibia).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro 20 (Nibia).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install FTP Server on Manjaro 20 Nibia

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:

sudo pacman -Syu

Step 2. Installing the FTP server on Manjaro 20.

The vsftpd package is available in the Manjaro repositories. To install it, execute the following commands:

sudo pacman -S vsftpd

Step 3. Configure the FTP server.

The vsftpd server configuration is stored in the /etc/vsftpd.conf file.

sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf

Edit the following lines as below, uncommenting them by removing any preceding hashes # as required:


Save and close the file when done then restart vsftpd service:

sudo systemctl restart vsftpd

Step 4. Create FTP User.

Now create a new user that we will use to log into FTP. In this example, we will create a new user called ranty:

useradd -g ftp -d /srv/http -s /sbin/nologin ranty
passwd ratna

Step 5. Test the FTP server on Manjaro.

To test the FTP connection, you will need to install an FTP client in the same or a separate system from where you want to access the FTP server. In our case, we are using FileZilla as an FTP client.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed FTP Server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of FTP Server on the Manjaro system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official vsftpd website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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