We will help you setup Wing FTP Server in a few minutes.
First you need to download WingFTP installer through our website: https://www.wftpserver.com/download.htm
For Windows version, just launch the installer file "WingFtpServer.exe", and fill out required options to finish the installation.
For Linux version, you can extract the downloaded installer file "wftpserver-linux-64bit.tar.gz" with the following command line:
$ tar xzvf wftpserver-linux-64bit.tar.gz
That will extract the files from the package into a directory named "wftpserver", then jump into this directory and setup Wing FTP Server:
$ cd wftpserver
$ sudo ./setup.sh
When installation of Wing FTP Server is completed, you may launch web browser with http://127.0.0.1:5466 to start the web-based administration. Here, 5466 is the default listener port for web admin, you can change it during the installation process.
Windows user may launch the administration simply by double-clicking the WingFTP icon in the system tray or the desktop.
Enter your admin name and password which specified during installation, then click the "Login" button.
Creating Your First Domain
If there is no domain has been created, you will be asked whether you would like to create the first domain. Clicking "Yes" starts the domain creation dialog.
You need to specify the configuration as the picture shows below:
Firstly, you need to provide a unique name for the domain, it is simply an identifier to distinguish the domain from others.
Secondly, specify the physical ip address used to connect to this domain. Normally you can choose the default asterisk(*), it means server will use any available IP address on the computer.
The last thing is to identify the available protocols and ports for this domain. The default setting will allow all the protocols. If you want to disable some protocol like "HTTP", just uncheck the option "HTTP Port".
Click "OK" to finish the creation of new domain.
Now your first domain has been created successfully! It is so easy, right? More domain settings can be found under "Domain -> Settings".
Creating Your First User Account
After your first domain is created, you need to add an user account for this domain. Navigate to "Domains -> YourDomain -> Users", then click the button "Add User".
You need to enter the username/password for the user account. To create an anonymous account, just check the option "anonymous".
Adding a home directory is also necessary, just switch to the tab "Directory", and click the button "Add Directory", then choose a physical folder by clicking "Browse" button (or enter an UNC path directly). The final step is granting access rights for that folder, the default access rights are "File Read" and "Directory List", which allows to list files or download files.
Congratulations! Your Wing FTP Server is now accessible and ready for file sharing. If you've enabled HTTP protocol during the domain creation process, now you can test it with a web browser.
Enter http://127.0.0.1:80 (80 is the default port for HTTP). You will be taken to the login page showing:
Enter the account name and password and click "Login" button.
Once you can see all the files/folders like in the Windows explorer, congratulations you have installed Wing FTP Server and can use it now.