- Make your laptop a server ,create your own server and use it as file transfer using Xampp and FileZilla

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Make your laptop a server ,create your own server and use it as file transfer using Xampp and FileZilla

If you want to upload and download files on your  PC from anywhere, just turn it into a personal FTP server. With a  FTP server, you can upload and download files to the iPad, your friend’s house, or your laptop while you’re on the road using any FTP client from the your personal server. Setting up an FTP server may sound complicated that only system administrators can handle, but it’s actually quite easy and free with FileZilla an open source software.

**Before you start you need to set Static IP Address on your Computer

Install the Xampp Server on your system. you can download it from Here. and install it. you can get help from here. to install XAMPP.

After installing Xampp in your system run it and start 'Apache' 'MYSQL' and 'FileZilla' services. and 'module' will turn into green after the starting of all the services.

 Create your own server using xampp and FileZilla - Engineeringway

After that, click on admin button of  FileZilla and connect to server by simply clicking on 'OK'.

 Create your own server using xampp and FileZilla - Engineeringway

Now on FileZilla server window, go to 'EDIT' menu and then click on user. after that click on 'Add' button on sidebar and add users to whom you want to give access OF your FTP server.

 Create your own server using xampp and FileZilla - Engineeringway


After that go to 'shared folders' and locate folder that you want to share with your friends. and give rights to users accordingly.
 Create your own server using xampp and FileZilla - Engineeringway

click on 'OK' and you are done. how you can access file from "ftp://YOUR IP ADDRESS:21". this works for the device that are in same network or devices that are connected via same router. to access from another network you have to configure your router. for that go to your routers dashboard and click on 'Application' and then 'Port range forwarding' now define following settings and save it. and access FTP from any network via internet by using your public IP.  
i.e ftp://YOUR PUBLIC IP.

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