How to allow resuming FTP uploads in Plesk and ProFTP

Plesk-LogoProFTP has a handy feature that lets uploads resume if they were interrupted, much like Safari downloads. This feature has to be enabled both on the server and the client.

By default however, resuming uploads are disabled for security reasons – a wise precaution if anonymous uploads are allowed to a server. Here’s how to enabled it.

Plesk uses ProFTP, and all we have to do is add a couple of lines to the /etc/proftpd.conf file. Anywhere will do, as long as it’s outside the “global” tags:

# allow resuming file uploads
AllowStoreRestart on
AllowOverwrite on

ProFTP is part of the xinetd system service, and for the change to take effect we’ll have to restart this:

service xinetd restart

To make use of this feature, an FTP client needs to support this feature too: in FileZilla it’s under Settings – Transfers – File Exists Action:

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Jay is the CEO and founder of WP Hosting, a boutique style managed WordPress hosting and support service. He has been working with Plesk since version 9 and is a qualified Parallels Automation Professional. In his spare time he likes to develop iOS apps and WordPress plugins, or draw on tablet devices. He blogs about his coding journey at http://wpguru.co.uk and http://pinkstone.co.uk.