Hi, I'm new to these forums and may or may not be posting in the right area, and I know I hate it when people do this but I didn't see another area. Anyways, onto my situation:
Currently a company I am a part of (DefusedMedia) is renting out 2 dedicated server boxes with Windows Server 2003 from Steadfast. We have no idea how to properly setup FTP and a webserver, we were able to setup 2 FTP accounts, however after 3 hours of work both had to be on separate IP's and (I believe) ports.
The boxes are being used to host game servers, and we need a webserver for our start/stop script, which needs to have access to interact with ServerDoc (which once the web server is setup I am sure will "plug itself in") and we also need an FTP setup for each client as well, so that they can upload files for their game server etc. Each FTP needs to be setup so that the client has access to the folder they are assigned to and that folder only, and are not able to launch any executables whatsoever. We are keeping security in mind. It was suggested that we use Active Directory but I have no idea what that is or how to set it up.
Sorry for the long -and probably confusing- post of my dilemna, but I just cannot find a tutorial on these things anywhere, and if anyone could help that would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance! Feel free to email/pm me for direct contact, though I will be monitoring this thread closely. We're just trying to find a solution as fast as possible because everything except these two things have been setup and we are losing money paying for empty boxes; any help is greatly appreciated.
No need to use AD.
The IIS FTP is little confusing at first because its not a isolated application, in fact he works with the SO itself.
- First you need to create the users in windows. (in computer management>>Users and groups) eg: "User1"
- Setup the permissions in desired folder for the user: c:\folders\User1
- In IIS>>FTP site create a new FTP virtual path called "User1" pointing to c:\folders\User1 .
In this manner you can setup how many accounts you want with only 1 IP.
I will try what Arrbz said, thank you for the helpful reply.
As to FileZilla, we were going to try that and I believe somebody else did and failed somehow O_o but let me try this. I'll let you know in however long it takes me to add one user, I'm going to do it right now.