Plesk - Configure Anonymous Ftp Access

Within Plesk the Administrator, or Client given domain creation capabilities, can set up Anonymous FTP capabilities for a given virtual host. Anonymous FTP is used to allow an open, yet controlled, environment for visitors to the domain to download and/or upload files to and from the domain account. Users will be able to log into ftp.yourdomainname.com with the standard anonymous user name and any password. Plesk allows the setup and limitation of incoming file space, number of connected users, and bandwidth usage throttling. Administrators should take care when allowing the use of anonymous FTP and be sure to use all the limitation capabilities within the interface wisely. If set up with excessive limits, it could lead to problems with server resources as well as excessive bandwidth usage.

To set up Anonymous FTP:

  1. Click the Anonymous FTP button on the Domain Administration page. The Anonymous FTP Account Management page appears.
  2. By default anonymous FTP capabilities will be disabled. To activate anonymous FTP select the ON/OFF button. The status indicator next to Anonymous FTP account status will identify the status as either on or off.
  3. Select the checkbox beside Allow uploading to incoming directory to allow visitors access the anonymous ftp site to upload files into the incoming directory.
  4. Select the checkbox beside Limit disk space in the incoming directory to set the disk space quota (i.e. hard limit) on the /incoming directory. Then select the Up to field and enter the disk space, in Kilobytes, you wish to allow for the /incoming directory. If no specific limit is set, or zero is used in the Up to field, the setting is unlimited.
  5. Select the checkbox beside Limit maximum simultaneous connections number to set limits on the number of users who can be simultaneously connected to the anonymous FTP site. Then select the Up to field and enter the number of connections allowed. If no specific limit is set, or zero is used in the Up to field, the setting is unlimited.
  6. Select the checkbox beside Limit download bandwidth for this virtual FTP domain to set throttling up for the anonymous FTP site. Then select the Up to field and enter the maximum average bandwidth, in Kilobytes per second, allowed. If no specific limit is set, or zero is used in the Up to field, the setting is unlimited.
  7. Once you have completed all changes, select UPDATE to submit all changes and return to the Domain Administration page. Selecting UP LEVEL will ignore all changes made and return to the Domain Administration page.