Private servers are great for getting the best out of your computer, but there are also a few downsides.
They’re not always reliable and they don’t support FTP.
And the internet is full of bad, insecure servers, too.
Here’s how to set up your own ftp service on your desktop.
Setup Your Home Server As your home server, you’ll need to have a secure connection with your internet provider.
You can use an SSL certificate, or use a VPN to protect your data.
Connect Your Home Router To run your server, connect your home router to your network.
This will make it possible for you to connect to your server remotely and connect to other users.
Install FTP Server on Your Home PC Run your FTP server from the same folder as your game files.
Start Your FTP Server In your FTP client, start a new FTP session and click the “Connect” button.
You’ll be prompted for your server’s username and password.
You will then be presented with your FTP servers list, and you can select which one you want to use.
The server name is usually “FTPServer” on most FTP servers.
Log into the FTP Server With the FTP server selected, go to File > New.
Choose your username and port The default username and ports for your FTP clients are 8888 and 6666.
You should now be logged in as the server’s user.
You may need to use an alternate username and passphrase.
Click the Create FTP Server button This will create a new server and allow you to browse the server.
Click “OK” to save the server configuration.
Install the FTP Client On your FTP system, go back to the File > Properties window and click on the “FTP Server” button, and then click “Install”.
Choose Your Username and Password If you don’t already have a username and a password, use your existing one.
You do not need to change your password on the FTP client.
You could change it to whatever you want.
Choose the FTP File You can choose the file type you want for your local FTP server.
There are many different FTP file types, so we recommend that you only use the ones you know well.
Install Your FTP Client (Optional) If you want the server to connect directly to your internet, you can also install the FTPClient extension.
Install it now by clicking “Install” on the main FTP window.
The extension will automatically download and install the necessary dependencies.
Add FTP Server to Your Game Directory On your home FTP server, open the FTP configuration file that was created earlier.
Click on the File tab, and select your FTP game directory.
Note: If you’re using Windows Vista or later, you need to open the file using Windows Explorer.
Connect to Your FTP Servers The default server’s name is “ftpserver”.
You may have to change this to something more appropriate.
It may also be required if you have a different FTP client than the one you’re connected to.
You now have the FTP servers file open in your FTP software.
Click Start to begin the process.
Add a FTP File To add a new file, open a new tab and choose File > Add New.
You must select the file you want, and enter the required information, such as the name, the type of file you’re creating, and the extension.
The new file will be automatically downloaded and installed.
Upload a File to Your Home FTP Server To upload a file, go ahead and choose Upload > Upload File.
If you have trouble getting a file to work, try using a different client, such the free FTP client included with your Windows system.
If the file upload fails, open it with another program.
It’s not hard to fix it. 16.
Start your FTP Server On your server computer, go into File > Preferences and click “Start FTP Server”.
Click File Options on the top right of your FTP screen.
Select “Add a File” and then “Create New File”.
Choose a File Name The default file name is your game directory, but you can change it.
Click Add and then Upload.
The FTP server should automatically create a file with the new name.
Upload the File Now that your file is in your local directory, you should see it in your server browser.
The file should now appear on the server, and when you try to access it, you will be greeted by a message telling you that it’s not available.
You have to start the FTP service manually to upload the file.
If your file doesn’t show up, go through the process again.
You don’t have to wait for the server in order to upload it. 20.
Delete the File If you are experiencing problems uploading a file or uploading a new one, try deleting the file and restarting