Configure ProFTPD To Use a MySQL Backend on Ubuntu
I have slowly been moving all my cloud servers from Windows over to Ubuntu servers the past couple of years. I have been using ProFTPD on each of these for an FTP server. It’s been a pain copying over config files for the same users from server to server. I then came across a module for ProFTPD that allows you to set up a MySQL back end for the permissions. This allows me to point all the FTP servers to the same group of users. I can add a user and have it work for all servers using that same MySQL back end. This has been super handy as of late.
I found this method in one of the useful community articles at Digital Ocean. So instead of rewriting everything here you can check out their great instructions.