How to enable passive FTP connections in ProFTPD

Passive mode can sometimes resolve certain clients ability to connect to the FTP server which may have been blocked by firewalls. If you are having issues connecting remotely,  would like you to try to to enable passive connections in ProFTPD you will need to edit /etc/proftpd.conf.

1. Edit the /etc/proftpd.conf file:

vi /etc/proftpd.conf

And add the following lines with the letter “i” to insert:

PassivePorts 60000 65535
AllowStoreRestart on
 AllowRetrieveRestart on
 TimeoutNoTransfer 65535
 ListOptions "-la"
 TimeoutIdle 65535

2. You will then also need to add the passive range in the firewall.


  • Add the new rule:
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 60000:65535 -j ACCEPT
  • Save the ruleset:
iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables


  • Add the new port range:
firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=60000-65535/tcp
  • Reload the firewall:

3. Testing The FTP Service

You can test the FTP configuration locally first to ensure the daemon is running by using netstat

# netstat -plan|grep :21

You can also connect locally by installing the ftp client

yum install -y ftp

And then making a connection to the localhost or

 ftp localhost

How Install LiteSpeed Web Server Plugin for cPanel/WHM

1.Install LiteSpeed WHM plugin

Run the following commands from ssh as root

cd /usr/src
sh ./
rm -f

Note: To uninstall WHM LiteSpeed plugin, run command at


2.Install LiteSpeed Web Server from within WHM

  1. Click “LiteSpeed Web Server Plugin for WHM” in “Plugins” section of WHM.
  2. Click “Install LiteSpeed Web Server”
  3. Fill in the form to sepecify
    • Trial license key or serial number
    • LiteSpeed target installation directory
    • Port Offset ( set to 0 to replace Apache otherwise set a number like “2000” to try LiteSpeed on port 2080 )
    • Whether to enable PHP SuEXEC
    • Assign user name and password for LWSW web admin console
    • Your email address as the Administrators email.
  4. Click “Next” to install LiteSpeed

If you set Port Offset to “0”, it may stop Apache and start LiteSpeed after a successful installation, you may want to switch back to Apache temporarily as we still need to build PHP binary for LiteSpeed.