How To Install Pure-FTPd on CentOS

Install Pure-FTPd on CentOS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Pure-FTPd on your CentOS server. For those of you who didn’t know, Pure-FTPd is a free (BSD), secure, production-quality and standard-conformant FTP server. It doesn’t provide useless bells and whistles, but focuses on efficiency and ease of use. It provides simple answers to common needs, plus unique useful features for personal users as well as hosting providers.

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 FileZilla on CentOS system.

Install Pure-FTPd on CentOS

Step 1. First add EPEL yum repository your system.

CentOS 6:

rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

CentOS 7:

rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-1.noarch.rpm

Step 2. Installing Pure-FTPd on CentOS

yum install pure-ftpd -y

Step 3. Configuring Pure-FTPd server.

Type the following command to edit Pure-FTPd configuration file.

nano /etc/pure-ftpd/pure-ftpd.conf

Make sure you have this options:

# If you want simple Unix (/etc/passwd) authentication, uncomment this
UnixAuthentication            yes
ChrootEveryone yes
NoAnonymous yes
# PureDB user database (see README.Virtual-Users)
PureDB /etc/pure-ftpd/pureftpd.pdb
# Automatically create home directories if they are missing
CreateHomeDir yes

Finally, save Pure-FTPD user database.

pure-pw mkdb

Add a virtual user.

pure-pw useradd ftpuser -u user -g group -d /var/www/yourdomain.com/public_html

Step 4. Start service and enable the service to start on boot.

service pure-ftpd start
chkconfig pure-ftpd on

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Pure-FTPd. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Pure-FTPd secure FTP server on CentOS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Pure-FTPd website.

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