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Pure-FTPd is a free (BSD), secure, production-quality and standard-conformant FTP server that focuses on efficiency and ease of use. It provides simple answers to common needs, plus unique and helpful features for personal users as well as hosting providers.


File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network.


FTP Server allows you to upload/download files to and from the server authenticated by username/password or a public anonymous user.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the system requirements for deploying Pure-FTPd?

Here are the essential system requirements for deploying Pure-FTPd:

Operating Systems:
Unix-like systems: Pure-FTPd runs smoothly on various Unix-like operating systems, including:
Linux (most distributions)
Windows: It’s also possible to run Pure-FTPd on Windows using Cygwin or a similar compatibility layer.

Hardware Requirements:
CPU: A modern CPU with reasonable processing power is sufficient for most Pure-FTPd workloads.
RAM: The amount of RAM required depends on expected traffic and configuration, but typically a few hundred megabytes is adequate for typical use cases.
Storage: Sufficient disk space is needed to store user accounts and files. The specific amount depends on the anticipated usage and file sizes.

For more detailed information, refer to the Pure-FTPd documentation.

What are the common use cases for Pure-FTPd?

Pure-FTPd is a versatile and lightweight FTP server that is commonly used for various purposes. Its simplicity and security features make it suitable for a range of use cases. Some common use cases for Pure-FTPd include:

File transfer, FTP hosting, web server file uploads, backup server, virtual hosting, secure file sharing, user authentication and authorization, anonymous FTP access, integration with automation scripts, educational environments, and cross-platform file exchange.

What are popular alternatives to Pure-FTPd?

There are several popular alternatives to Pure-FTPd, each with its own features and capabilities. The choice of an FTP server depends on specific requirements, security considerations, and the desired feature set. Here are some popular alternatives to Pure-FTPd:

vsftpd (Very Secure FTP Daemon)
FileZilla Server
Microsoft FTP Server (IIS FTP)
WU-FTPD (Washington University FTP Daemon)
Cerberus FTP Server
Titan FTP Server
GoAnywhere MFT
GlobalSCAPE EFT Server

How does Pure-FTPd differ from other FTP servers?

Pure-FTPd differentiates itself from other FTP servers through its design principles, features, and focus on simplicity and security. Here are some specific ways in which Pure-FTPd differs from other FTP servers:

Security Features
Pure-FTPd places a strong emphasis on security. It supports both FTP and FTPS (FTP Secure), providing encrypted communication for secure file transfers. It also supports virtual users with different authentication mechanisms, including plaintext passwords, Unix authentication, and external authentication methods.

TLS/SSL Certificates
Pure-FTPd includes built-in support for TLS/SSL certificates, allowing users to enable encrypted connections for secure data transmission. This is crucial for protecting sensitive information during FTP sessions.

Virtual Hosting
Pure-FTPd supports virtual hosting, allowing administrators to set up multiple FTP sites with different configurations and access controls. Each virtual host can have its own set of users, permissions, and restrictions.

Anonymous FTP Access
Pure-FTPd supports anonymous FTP access, enabling users to connect to the server without providing credentials. This is useful for scenarios where public access to certain files is required.

Configuration Options
Pure-FTPd offers a range of configuration options that allow users to customize the server according to their requirements. Configuration is typically done through simple text files, providing flexibility and ease of management.

Why should I choose Kamatera for Pure-FTPd hosting?

Here’s why Kamatera stands out as the most compelling option for Pure-FPTd hosting:

Cutting-edge hardware: Kamatera leverages Intel Xeon Platinum processors and NVMe SSD storage, guaranteeing exceptional performance for your solution.

Global network reach: With 21 data centers strategically located across four continents, Kamatera provides low-latency access to your server, regardless of your users’ geographical locations. This minimizes lag and ensures consistent performance for geographically distributed teams.

Elastic infrastructure: Kamatera’s infrastructure seamlessly scales to accommodate your growing needs. You can easily add or remove resources on-demand, without downtime or performance bottlenecks. 

Industry-leading security measures: Kamatera prioritizes security by implementing data encryption, access control mechanisms, vulnerability scanning, and compliance with industry standards like PCI DSS and SOC 2.

24/7 Support: Kamatera’s dedicated support team is available 24/7 to assist you with any questions or issues you may encounter with your Pure-FPTd hosting.