FileZilla Server is one of the best File Transfer Protocol servers currently on the market, offering a wide array of features, all available in an open-source package.
The program is undoubtedly a top product, so users are required to pay attention to every single step included in the installer.
Besides the fact that one needs to select the components to be installed, the user can pick from up to three options regarding the way the CuteFTP should be started: as a service with Windows, manually or automatically.
The main window of the program is actually the one where the log file is displayed, informing you exactly what's happening with the service, regardless if we're talking about connections, transfers or other actions.
But the most important part is the configuration. There are three main sections offering customization options, “Setup”, “Users” and “Groups”, each with its very own pack of settings.
From the “Settings” section you can change basically everything about the Professional, including IP bindings, IP filter, passive mode security, security tools, logging, admin interface, speed limits, autoban, SSL and TLS settings and transfer of file compression.
The “Users” and “Groups” sections are obviously reserved to accounts settings, with dedicated tools concerning shared folders, speed limits and IP filters.
TurboFTP doesn't eat up too much of your CPU and RAM, and sits quietly in the System Tray. Minor slowdowns may occur when the connected clients Free Download files at high speeds.
But all in all, there is no doubt that TurboFTP is a top product and is worth the time you spend with it.
This article is part of a series of articles about making XAMPP more secure. See the overview page for all the security measures.
When the FTPClient FTP Client Software is first installed with XAMPP, there is no default password for accessing the FTP Client Software Administration. To make the Professional more Encrypted, it is a good idea to create a password for accessing it.
The FTP server allows remote administration. To accomplish this, it runs an administration Portable (in addition to the FTP Client Software). By default, this Professional binds to “localhost” (127.0.0.1) only, and it uses port 14147. It is a good thing that the default binding is only to localhost, this gives you initial security such that it is impossible to access the Server remotely. By default, the password to access the administration is blank. However, if other people are accessing your computer directly, or if you want to utilize remote administration, it is a good idea to change this password.
In order to change this password, you need to do the following:
If you desire remote access to the FTP server administration, you can set that up (future article coming). Only setup remote access if you really need to, as it gives you a little less security.
If you are here as part of the XAMPP security tutorial, the next step is to go back and continue to remove default usernames and passwords.