Before discussing about Installing FTP Server lets have a look first on what is server. Server is a centralized unit (whether a PC or a server machine) in a network system for providing and maintaining the internet service to the number of users attached with it. Server is system act as a host which is responsible to provide services to the clients and also take their command.
Internet Information Services (IIS) is an application to support web browsing activities. It supports following protocols; FTP, FTPS, SMTP, NNTP, HTTP. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) performs two major functions. With the help of FTP one can get better source for virus detection, access free software program by downloading them from remote point. It also helps to secure the data by uploading them on a remote place. File transferring protocol when install in PC act as an FTP server.
Now understanding all the basic units what are they? Why we need it? Let see how can we install FTP Server?
Procedure: Step – 1
- First click the start button and go to control panel.
- Now select Add / Remove Windows components, you will see Windows Components Wizard.
- In components not check rather clicks the Application Servers, Internet Information Services (IIS) and see the details.
- By clicking the details you will see Common Files, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service and internet Information Service (IIS) Manager now check their boxes.
- You can check other programs related to Internet service you need and then click OK.
- After clicking OK, a prompt “Next” will come in front of you asking for the installation command.
- Locate the file from the program or insert CD.
- After the program is installed click Finish.
After the installation of IIS is complete now configure the FTP service before you go for the application.
Step – 2
- Run Internet Information Service Manager
- You will see server _ name, presently expand it.
- FTP Sites are displayed, select default FTP Site
- Open FTP’S Site properties.
- Go for the Security Accounts.
- In the security account tab click the Allow Anonymous Connections.
- Select Allow Only Anonymous Connections. At this point you will configure only anonymous connections.
- Open the Home Directory tab.
- Look for the Read and Log in check boxes and mark them if not marked already.
- Look for the Write check box and clear it if it is marked.
- Now click OK. You have done the configuration.
- Close all the open windows and quits IIS Manager.
Now your system is equipped with the FTP Server to perform the relevant functions. Place the data by copying or moving the files which you need to make available to others.