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FileZilla etimedout error : Causes and Fixes

Web hosts give their customers FTP access to easily upload website content, images etc. to the server.

But the downside of FTP is that it is vulnerable to brute force attacks (where hackers try logging in with thousands of password combinations, and FTP allows access).

To prevent this, most Web Hosts secure their FTP servers with measures such as blocking unknown incoming FTP connections, allowing FTP only on predefined server ports etc.

However, these restrictions can cause FileZilla Etimedout errors even for a legitimate FTP user. (more…)

Simple security for file upload – Enabling FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) in cPanel/WHM servers

Simple security for file upload – Enabling FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) in cPanel/WHM servers

FTP is a commonly used service by web users to transfer files, but it is inherently not secure. Stealing FTP login details is one of the most common ways by which websites are hacked.

It is easy for a hacker to sniff login details from an insecure network. In our role as Outsourced Tech Support services for web hosting companies, securing FTP server is a major task that we perform.

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Deploying ProFTPD: Open source FTP server software

Proftpd is a highly configurable and modular FTP daemon, whose configuration and setting up is almost similar to the web server Apache. The installation, pre and post install configuration are discussed briefly in this document.
The document requires fair knowledge of Linux and Apache webserver.

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