FTP server with PureFTPd, MariaDB and Virtual Users (incl. Quota and Bandwidth Management) on CentOS 7.2

howtoforge logoThis document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MariaDB (MySQL compatible) database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of FTP users on a single machine. In addition to that, I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

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