Command Line PureFTP Configuration on cPanel

Ftp is easy to configure on a cPanel server using WHM or the pureFTP configuration file. The FTP service configuration in WHM is a no-brainer, but for those looking to set up FTP from command line (such as for automation purposes), you can use cPanel’s built-in template system to apply configuration options that will not…

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Dealing With Hacked Sites

This article will not go into detailed technicalities on identifying, troubleshooting, tracing, and fixing hacks. These topics are far too broad to cover in a single article, and is outside the scope of this article’s intent. This guide is to help you, the system admin, come up with a plan to handle situations involving breached…

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Changing an FTP User’s Path

By default, your main FTP (cPanel) user will have and FTP path to the user’s home folder, and each FTP user you create after that will have a path that you specify with you create the account in cPanel > FTP accounts. Unfortunately, cPanel’s interface does not currently let you change the FTP paths for…

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How to Enable Passive FTP

Passive FTP is not enabled with pure-ftp by default. To enable this, edit /etc/pure-ftpd.conf and uncomment out this line: PassivePortRange 30000 50000 This means that FTP will answer passively on the range of ports between 30000 and 50000, so you may want to narrow the scope to something like 30000 to 35000. Once you do…

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How to Change Your FTP Port

Lately FTP has been a problem for a lot of hosting providers. Especially since the recent influx of Gumblar-related attacks and FTP exploits, some hosting providers are now considering changing their FTP ports as an added measure of security. If you're on a cPanel server you have a couple extra steps to go through, but…

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