How to Install FTP Server
Before discussing Installing FTP Server let’s have a look first at what a server is. A server is a centralized unit (PC/ server machine) in a network system for providing and maintaining the internet service to the number of users attached to it. The server is the system act as a host that is responsible to provide the services to the clients and also take their command.
Internet Information Services or so-called IIS is an application we use to support web browsing activities. It supports the following protocols; FTP, FTPS, SMTP, NNTP, HTTP. Basically, the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) performs two major functions. By using FTP, one can get a better source for virus detection, access free software programs by downloading them from a remote point. Furthermore, it also helps to secure the data by uploading them to a remote place. File transferring protocol when installing in PC act as an FTP server.
Now let’s see how can we install FTP Server.
Procedure: Part I
- First, click the start button and go to the control panel.
- Now select Add / Remove Windows components, you will see Windows Components Wizard.
- In components not check rather clicks the Application Servers, Internet Information Services (IIS) and see the details.
- By clicking the details you will see Common Files, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service, and Internet Information Service (IIS) Manager. Check their boxes.
- Next, you can check other programs related to the Internet service you need and then click OK.
- After clicking OK, a prompt “Next” will come in front of you asking for the installation command.
- Locate the file from the program or insert CD.
- After the program is installed click Finish.
After the installation of IIS is complete now configure the FTP service before you go for the application.
Procedure: Part II
- Run Internet Information Service Manager
- You will see server _ name, presently expand it.
- FTP Sites are displayed, select default FTP Site
- Open FTP’S Site properties.
- Go for the Security Accounts.
- In the security account tab click the Allow Anonymous Connections.
- Select Allow Only Anonymous Connections. At this point, you will configure only anonymous connections.
- Open the Home Directory tab.
- Look for the Read and Login checkboxes and mark them if not marked already.
- Look for the Write check box and clear it if it is marked.
- Now click OK. You have done the configuration.
- Close all the open windows and quits IIS Manager.