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I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) x64 with LAMP on my VPS server. How can I connect to the server using FTP to upload my files?

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You more than likely unless it is already setup install an FTP server I'd suggest ProFTP did your VPS come with an control panel or just SSH? If t came with no control panel take a look at webmin. Both of those are free.

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Thanks Jacob, I got an embedded terminal/console stuff. I'm also able to install ispmanager for free which is a control panel. But now I am curious how to make it from terminal? Do I need to install an FTP server, or is it already installed? If so, how can I access it from my desktop computer? –  Maxxon Jan 31 '11 at 0:11
    
Its doubtful its installed, I'd install webmin first and that will install your FTP, what OS do you run? –  Jacob Jan 31 '11 at 0:16
    
@Jacob see question(Ubuntu 10.04) –  alvosu Jan 31 '11 at 0:19
    
Are you asking my desktop OS or server OS ? I'm running Mac OS X Snow Leopard on my Macbook Pro, but I run Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) x64 with LAMP on my vps server. –  Maxxon Jan 31 '11 at 0:20
    
Do I need to make a user first on my server to be able to connect it with ftp? –  Maxxon Jan 31 '11 at 0:27

Do you connect using SSH? If so...use filezilla on your client desktop. No need to install anything on the server. Connect to the server on port 22 (not 21).

http://filezilla-project.org/download.php

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No need to setup a user first on the server side? What will be my username and password when I'm trying to connect? –  Maxxon Jan 31 '11 at 0:31
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+1 Much easer than my Idea. –  Jacob Jan 31 '11 at 0:32
    
@Maxxon Root and whatever your root Password. –  Jacob Jan 31 '11 at 0:33
    
Oh, thanks! This is working. But why port 22 and not 21? Port 21 really does not work. –  Maxxon Jan 31 '11 at 0:40
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Not sure why you didn't have to specify SFTP, but if it works good :) The reason port 21 isn't working is that it requires an FTP service to be configured and a user setup with access to FTP (root usually can't by default). SFTP (port 22) actually emulates FTP by running the commands over SSH. –  James Lawrie Jan 31 '11 at 0:52

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