FTP Server with FileZilla Server under Windows
With FileZilla Server you have free software available which enables you to install your own FTP server on a Windows server. The installation and setup is clear and uncomplicated, so the whole thing is also suitable for inexperienced users.
Download and Installation
First you download the latest version of FileZilla Server here: FileZilla Server Download. You then execute the downloaded file with a double click, which starts the installation process, which will show then show you the following window:
There you can now select the packages to be installed. However, it is sufficient if you install the pre-selected packages there, so you simply click on Next and then choose the installation path:
In this example the wholething will be installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\FileZilla Server, but you can also choose your own path. Then click on Next and in the next step as well. Finally, click on Install to start the installation, then you can close the whole install with a click on Close once its finished.
Now the management interface of the FileZilla FTP server opens, you can leave the Host and Port unchanged, the Password field also remains empty. Just click on Connect there:
Create a User
In order to be able to connect to your server via FTP, a corresponding user must now be created. To do this, click on Edit in the menu and then on Users:
With a click on Add you can add new user there:
In this example the user is called Testbenutzer. Of course you can choose your own name.
Set Password and Permissions
To set the password for the user, simply activate it by clicking on the Password field , and then enter the password for the user:
So that the user also has the appropriate permissions, you still have to specify which directories they can access, just click on Shared Folders and then click on Add:
In this example, the user only has access to the Documents, directory , which you then select with a left click and click on OK:
ATTENTION! For security reasons, you should only ever give a user access to certain folders, for example to your game server.
You can then give the user the necessary permissions to upload, download, delete, or even delete or delete files in the selected directory:
You can then close the window by clicking OK.
Sharing in the Windows Firewall
To enable a connection to your FTP server, the use of the FTP server in the Windows firewall must now be enabled. To do this, open the firewall settings under Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Defender Firewall and click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall. In the following window you then select the application to be allowed:
In this example the path is C:\Program Files (x86)\FileZilla Server\FileZilla Server.exe:
Then you can close the whole page with a click on OK. A connection to your FTP server is now possible.