We use a dedicated server running Ubuntu 14.04 The FTP service sometimes quits and we need to get it restarted. This means I am stuck a day or to and is unable to work with files on the server www area.
I am not a server guy at all unfortunately (hoping to learn), but when I log on server root with
putty I guess I should be able to restart the FTP service somehow as I have root access.
Would anyone take me through the kung-fu required to restart the FTP service ?
I have tried:
service vsftpd restart
vsftpd: unrecognized service
The server was running proftpd so got it restarted with:
service proftpd restart
The reason why FTP stopped once a week is a glitch where the log rotation tries to restart FTP before its stopped completely. Adding a sleep and retry solves this from happening.