1. What is an FTP server?
2. Why would I want to make one?

1. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a network protocol used to transfer data from one computer to another through a network, such as the Internet.

FTP is a file transfer protocol for exchanging and manipulating files over any TCP-based computer network. A FTP client may connect to a FTP server to manipulate files on that server. As there are many FTP client and server programs available for different operating systems, FTP is a popular choice for exchanging files independent of the operating systems involved.

2. Say your at a friends / work and you need a file / song / movie from your home computer. Using an FTP server you can access the files on your PC backhome (password / firewall / ports) permitting!

Step 1: Download Filezilla!

1. Download FileZilla
Select the Server version and continue with installation.

<p>is it supposed to automatically connect to a server, because mine just says &quot;Error, could not connect to server&quot; what do i connect to</p>
<p>I have setup filezilla and forwarded the port 14147, i have opened windows firewall and added inbound and outbound exceptions for 14147. I checked my port with an online checker.</p><p>I went out to try logging in but it would not login. I checked with the online port check and it was now closed. What is causing the port to close ?</p>
<p>My connection times out when I type my ftp://(IPADDRESS) any idea why?</p>
I have a problem. When I put my hostname from No-Ip.com , it says <br><br><br>&quot;The server myserver.servegame.com/ needs a username and password.&quot;<br><br>Any help?
I have a problem..<br><br>I can see in Filezilla Server that someone tries to connect but then it says:<br><br>&quot;425 Can't open data connection&quot;
question about the ftp address...<br><br>if i go to is the server i connected to in filezilla on port 14147) it takes me to the same site (index) as if i go to my ip address. I have a 2wire router and i added an FTP server exception in my router and I also added an exception in all my antivirus's and firewall. <br><br>This doesn't seem right because many other people would have the same IP's for ftp as i have right now.
A good thing to do is to use <a href="http://dyndns.com" rel="nofollow">DynDns</a>&nbsp;to create a link to your ip address. If your ip address keeps changing download their update client to your pc. create a host service and then to access the ftp put the port number at the end of the url staring with a : eg. <a href="http://www.ftpblease.selfip.com:21" rel="nofollow">www.ftpblease.selfip.com:21</a>&nbsp;this is all free but you must have an ending like i have .selfip.com on mine.
I've been wanting to start an ftp server just for my local network, but I seem to be having problems settign it up anyway. The offical how to says that I need to set the ip to (or somethign very similar) and 14147 for the port. When I try to connect through filezilla on any computer, it just won't connect. What am I doing wrong?
My router does not have an "Applications and Gaming / Port Forwarding" option, what do i do?
for a home installation, setup up a server, then install the filezilla program (not the server) on all of the others and you can connect that way...or you can put it on a flashdrive (portableapps) and do it that way...great instructable....
Actually, I can't get this to work. I had it working for a little while and my friend managed to download a game from my computer, I had to turn off the firewall at that time. I turned it back on now, and it doesn't work anymore, even though I unblocked port 21 and 33333 (my random filezilla port) so I tried turning the firewall back off, BUT it STILL doesn't work!!! Why won't it work for me? (PS: I have a dynamic ip, but it didn't change after this whole fiasco)
you have to go into portforwarding on your router most likely...goto <a rel="nofollow" href="http://portforward.com">http://portforward.com</a> and select port forwaring, select your router and such and it should give you a tutorial....<br/>
I have it working, but I was wondering if I can get a free website out of this. I know that I can get a URL that I type into my FTP client, but can I get a website for free that operates from my server?
to the writer: wrote you an email. appreciate your trouble answering back and thanks in advance. kudos!
why is my router ip address the same as the one listed? also, another way to find your ip address is to open command prompt and type "ipconfig" without the ""
You have an internal and external IP address. Your internal may be the same as others, as it is inside your own private network. Common internal IP addresses are, and Your external IP address is unique, and can be found with a quick google search.

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