Passive FTP Mode on a Plesk Google Cloud Instance








We often get requests from our customers to enable Passive FTP since Plesk servers with only active FTP connections do not allow to connect to the server to the server via FTP.

Are you trying to configure Passive FTP Mode on a Plesk Google Cloud Instance? We can help you.

Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Plesk control panel queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to configure Passive FTP Mode on a Plesk Google Cloud Instance.


Steps to enable Passive FTP Mode on a Plesk Google Cloud Instance

In order to configure passive FTP, simply follow the steps outlined below:


1. To begin, we have to create a firewall rule. To do this we have to ensure the following settings:

  • Name: We must give the firewall rule a recognizable name to identify it apart from others.
  • Priority: We can keep the default value 1000.
  • Direction of traffic and Action on match: Here we can select the Ingress radio button and the Allow checkbox.
  • Targets: Google Cloud allows us to add firewall rules to all or selected instances.
  • To apply the firewall rule to all instances in the network, we can select All instances in the network under Targets.
  • To apply the firewall rule to particular instances, we can use assign targetTags to those instances. Then, we must select Specified target tags under Targets and specify the tags under Target tags.
  • Source filter: We can keep the default IP ranges option.
  • Source IP ranges: Here we need to specify 0.0.0.0/0 to allow all ranges.
  • Protocols and ports: We can keep the default "Specified protocols and ports" option and specify the following port range in the box below: tcp:49152-65535


2. After providing proper values for the aspects mentioned above we can click Create.

The firewall rule gets created and we will be able to see it in the Firewall rules list.

Now we can use the passive FTP mode on the Google Cloud instance.


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Conclusion

This article covers how to configure Passive FTP Mode on a Plesk Google Cloud Instance. In fact, If your Plesk server only allows active FTP connections, customers may find it difficult or impossible to connect to the server via FTP. We recommend enabling passive FTP.


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