How to Add an FTP Site on IIS


In this article you will learn how to add an FTP Site on IIS.

In one of my previous articles I explained How to Configure FTP Directory Browsing Options but in this article you will learn how to add a new FTP Site to IIS.

Before going through this article ensure that FTP and IIS are installed on your system. If you want to learn how to install IIS and FTP then you can go through this article: How to Install the FTP Server on your System.

Now let us see the procedure required to add a new FTP Site.

Step 1

First of all open the Administrative Tools from the Start Menu.


Now in the Administrative Tools many options will be available in the list among which you must select the IIS Manager, and then double-click on it to open it.


Step 2

Now the IIS Manager Window will be opened, here on the left hand side you will see a pane named Connection pane, in the Connection Pane a Server node will be available, you must expand this Server node and then right-click on your Server name and then select the option named Add FTP Site.


Step 3

Now a New Form will be opened, here you must provide the Site Information that you are going to create, first provide the name for this New Site and then provide the Physical Path by clicking on the Browse Button. This physical path will determine a folder where the Content Directory will be created.


After providing the Name and Physical Path click on the "Next" button.

Step 4

Next age will be named as Binding and SSL Settings. Here first you need to provide the IP Address, for this you can click on the Drop Down Button and then select the IP Address, if you don't have any IP Address then you can select an option available named All Unassigned. After providing the IP Address, provide the Port number.


Step 5

Now on the same page Uncheck the Start FTP Site Automatically. In SSL three options will be available, among these options I selected the third option, in other words Require SSL and after that I provided the SSL Certificate.


After providing all that Information click on "Next".

Step 6

On the next page Authentication and Authorization is to be provided. In the Authentication part if you want to allow all the users then you can check the "Anonymous" otherwise you can check the "Basic".

In the Authorization I permitted all users authorization to Read and Write, you can provide whatever authorization that satisfies your requirements.

After providing all the information, click on the "Finish" button to create the site.


Step 7

Now in the Sites you will see that the new site is available under the IIS Default Website.