The two FTP servers in cPanel and WHM:
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a network protocol used to transfer files between client and server on a network. It is built on a client-server architecture and it uses separate control and data connections between client and server. FTP Servers available in cPanel and WHM is
Both the PureFTP and ProFTP are open source software available free of cost that is designed to run on Unix-like Operating Systems.
You can change the FTP server type for your VPS and dedicated server by following the below steps.
Step 1: Login to your WHM as Root account
Step 2: Navigate to the “Service Configuration” feature as shown in the below image
Step 3: Now click on the “FTP Server Configuration” selection
Step 4: Now you can change the FTP server mode as per your requirement.
Comparisons between PureFTP and ProFTP:
- PureFTP transfers files faster when compared to ProFTP.
- PureFTP does not display statistics in the statistics menu about file transfer.
- PureFTP supports virtual user quotas whereas PostFTP does not support virtual user quotas.
- ProFTP displays information about the usage of bandwidth so that the bandwidth usage can be monitored