Setting up an FTP Server in Windows 10
File Transfer Protocol Server, also known as FTP Server, is a private or public service that can host files that can be accessed both locally and globally. It is a quick, flexible and seamless service that allows you to store any kind of files depending on the total size of the server. If you’ve always found an FTP server useful, then the good thing is you can now create your FTP server since Windows 10 now allows it. You can host this server locally and later on make it globally available via the internet. So if you are planning to set up an FTP server on your Windows 10 computer, read on as this post will guide you on how to do so.
To set up the FTP server, you need to configure it first and then configure the Windows Firewall for the connections to go through. For more details, refer to the following steps:
Step 1: You need to configure the FTP server on Windows 10.
- In the Search box, type in “Turn Windows Features On or Off” to search for it.
- Then click on the appropriate result which will open a mini window.
- From this mini window, scroll down to the list and expand “Internet Information Services where you have to expand the FTP Server section.
- Next, select all the checkboxes to enable all the entries under FTP Server and then click the OK button to apply the changes made.
- And now, since your computer is now allowed to host an FTP server, you need to configure it. To do so, type “Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager” in the Search box and click on the appropriate entry.
- Next, right-click on Sites under the navigation bar of Connections and select Add FTP Site. This will open a new window where you have to input some information about your FTP hosting.
- Now enter the details and click on Next.
- Upon clicking Next, you will be prompted to give some authentication details. Enter the following details in the screenshot below.
- Now click on Finish. After that, you will get an FTP Server being hosted on your Windows 10 PC.
And now that you’ve successfully configured the FTP Server, the next thing you have to do is to allow connections from and to the FTP server. Refer to the next step below.
Step 2: Configure the Windows Firewall for FTP connections to pass-through
- In the Start Search, type “Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall” and click on the related search result which will open a window with all the settings.
- From there, click on the Change Settings button. This will display a list where you have to mark all the checkboxes for the FTP server to enable them in both the Private and Public configurations.
- After that, click OK. This will allow you access to the FTP server on your local network.
Congratulations, you have just set up an FTP Server in Windows 10 all by yourself. If you would like to read more helpful articles and tips about various software and hardware visit errortools.com daily.
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