ZPanel is a great web based server manager! I’m used to using CPanel and Plesk but needed a solution for a windows server I had to manage. Out of the box it sets up an AMP environment (Apache, MySQL and PHP) along with email, FTP, DNS, etc… It’s great!

For some reason I had a client that couldn’t connect to the FTP server with Filezilla. Turns out ZPanel default install doesn’t support passive AND the ‘default’ transfer mode in Filezilla doesn’t allow directory listings. If you switch to “Active” in the transfer settings, you can connect to ZPanel FTP server and perform all necessary FTP actions.

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