I need to setup a FTP sever on my PC running Ubuntu 13.10. FileZilla is great for connecting to FTP severs but their FTP host is Windows only. When I looked for software on Google I only got command line tools.

Is there a good FTP server host with a GUI for Ubuntu?

It needs to:

  • Work on Ubuntu 13.10
  • Be free
  • Have a GUI
  • Preferably be easy to use
  • Who said Filezilla's FTP host is Windows only? I use Filezilla on Ubuntu and it works great.
    – Ranveer
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 10:46

2 Answers 2


A while ago, I've used ProFTPD, which is also recommended at AskUbuntu for offering a nice and user-friendly GUI:

GAdmin-ProFTPD (source: Wikipedia; click image for larger variant)

  • Work on Ubuntu 13.10: yes
  • Free: Yes
  • GUI: Yes (see screenshot)
  • Easy to use: yes

I have to admit I never used the GUI myself. But ProFTPD itself always was running stable, and did what I expected.

Having said that: GAdmin-ProFTPD is not the only GUI available for ProFTPD. You can find a long list of additional candidates at DebianHelp. So yes, ProFTPD should be a good candidate you definitely should take a look at. Help for it naturally is available on our sister-site "AskUbuntu".


If you are using Gnome then you might use your default file manager, that is, Nautilus.

For Ubuntu version 13.10, you can go to File menu > choose Connect to Server... and type in the server you want to connect to.

Connect to Server GUI

  • This seems to be a client, not a server interface
    – Alejandro
    Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 16:34

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