HOW TO: Setup your Backup VPS for FTP use

After installing our Debian 7 32bit VSFTP template, all you need to do is add a user to your server to login with. Use the adduser command as root and follow the prompts (example below). Once the user is added, you can login to your FTP server using your IP, port 21, and the user information you just added. You will be dropped into the user's home directory (/home/username/) and this is where your files can be placed.

# adduser FTPUSER
Adding user `ftpuser' ...
Adding new group `ftpuser' (1000) ...
Adding new user `ftpuser' (1000) with group `ftpuser' ...
Creating home directory `/home/ftpuser' ...
Copying files from `/etc/skel' ...
Enter new UNIX password: PASSWORD
Retype new UNIX password: PASSWORD
passwd: password updated successfully
Changing the user information for ftpuser
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
Full Name []: <PRESS ENTER>
Room Number []: <PRESS ENTER>
Work Phone []: <PRESS ENTER>
Home Phone []: <PRESS ENTER>
Other []: <PRESS ENTER>
Is the information correct? [Y/n] Y

 

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