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Setup FTP Server (Windows)

RconConnect only

These instructions are for RconConnect game servers only!

1. Download FileZilla server

Download FileZilla server on your dedicated machine.

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2. Install FileZilla server

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Enter a password

This password is used to manage your FTP server. Pick a strong password and write it down somewhere.

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3. Connect with FileZilla Server

Hit the Connect to FileZilla FTP server button. Enter the FTP management password (the one you setup in the previous step).

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4. Create FTP user

Bring up the management panel by clicking Server and then Configure.

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Set "Require a password to log in"

Select "Require a password to log in" on the Credentials field and enter a new password. Make sure to write down this password. You need this for the RconConnect FTP form later.

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5. Configure Passive FTP mode

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6. Update firewall

We should now allow access to the FTP server by opening the ports in the Windows Defender Firewall.

Other firewalls

If there are any other firewalls protecting your machine, you will also need to open / forward these ports manually: 21, 11000 - 12000.


Opening ports can be risky. You should always use strong passwords on your FTP server (and anywhere else). People on the internet might crack weak passwords and access your FTP server. You have been warned!

1. Open Windows Defender Firewall

Click the Windows Start button and type firewall and hit enter to open it.

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2. Advanced settings

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3. Create new rule

First click Inbound Rules and then click New Rule. Setup FTP 19

4. Enter new rule settings

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7. FTP server ready

Your FTP server is now ready to use with RconConnect.