How to: Force FTP over TLS in FileZilla Server

If you are planning on hosting a FTP server like FileZilla over the internet, then you may want to fine tune some security settings. One of them being forcing TLS encryption, especially if your users will be connecting to FTP port 21. You don’t want them accessing the server without encryption. Here’s how you can get their connections encrypted by forcing FTP over TLS in FileZilla Server.

Setting up an FTP Server

One of the easiest and most convenient way for transferring files between computers locally or on the internet is by way of FTP. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and runs on the following ports: 21 for standard FTP, 22 for SFTP, and 990 for FTPS.