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How To Install FTP Server on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install FTP Server on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FTP Server on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, FTP Server is software that runs on a computer and allows users to upload and download files to and from the server using an FTP client. It transfers the files from the server computer to the client over the network. Keep in mind that vsftpd is a very basic and lightweight FTP server, and it is recommended to use it only for simple file transfer needs.

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 the step-by-step installation of the FTP server on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for FTP Server.
  • 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing FTP Server on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, vsftpd (Very Secure FTP Daemon) is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest stable version of vsftpd to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install vsftpd

Once installing vsftpd, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable the server service to always start up when the server boots:

sudo systemctl start vsftpd
sudo systemctl enable vsftpd
sudo systemctl status vsftpd

Step 3. Configuration FTP Server on Ubuntu 22.04.

We need to configure it to work properly on our system. The configuration file for vsftpd is located at /etc/vsftpd.conf. We can edit this file using a favorite text editor like nano:

nano /etc/vsftpd.conf

And add the following file:

listen ipv6=YES 
use_localtime=YES xferlog_enable=YES

Save and close the file, then restart the vsftpd service by running the following command:

sudo systemctl restart vsftpd

Step 4. Configure Firewall.

Now we set up an Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) with an FTP server to allow public access to default ports for 20,21,10000:10100.

sudo ufw allow OpenSSH
sudo ufw allow from any to any port 20,21,10000:10100 proto tcp
sudo ufw enable

Step 5. Create a new user for FTP access.

In order to access the FTP server, we need to create a new user specifically for FTP access. To create a new user, run the following command:

$ sudo useradd -m ranty
$ sudo passwd rantna
New password:
Retype new password: 
passwd: password updated successfully

Congratulations! You have successfully installed FTP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the FTP server on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish 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 idroot.us, 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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