How to Install FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server

Installing FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server is slightly different on each operating system.

Note: Ensure that you pay attention to where the download saves onto your local computer.


Before installing FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server, you’ll need:

  • At least 25 MB of space free on your drive.
  • Administrator privileges.

Windows Installation

Note: You’ll require administrator privileges on the current computer if you want to install FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server for all users of the machine.

  1. Double-click on the FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server install file to start the installation. This file will be named FileZilla_Server__-setup.exe: for example,FileZilla_Server_1.1.0_win64-setup.exe
  2. If you downloaded the program from FileZilla website confirm you are ok with the program to make changes to your device.
  3. Accept FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server license’s terms by selecting the appropriate checkbox
    and then clicking on the Next button.
  4. Select what you want to be installed:
    • All will install both the Administration interface and the Server;
    • Server will install only the Server;
    • Administration interface will install only the Administration interface;
    • Desktop icons adds a link to FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server to your desktop, making it easy to find and run the program. See Administration and Starting and Stopping FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server from the desktop or Start Menu;
    • Start menu shortcuts will install shortcuts in start menu.

    Note: You need to install at least one of them.

  5. Click Browse if you want to select an installation location. Click Next to move to the next page, the installation will happen in the proposed location.
  6. Pick an existing Start Menu folder to add the icons for FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server, or enter a new name to create a new Start Menu folder.
  7. FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server can be installed only as a Windows Service. If you want you can start it manually. The checkbox Start server after setup completes is selected by default, if you want you can deselect it.
  8. Set the port on which FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server will listen to connections from the Administration interface.
  9. Note: The FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server is made of two components: the server itself and the Administration Interface used to configure it.

  10. Choose your password and enter it in the password field and then retype your password in the next field to confirm it. If you don’t choose a password a dialog window pops up warning you
    that passwords provide the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your computer
    and personal information. We strongly recommend that you do not leave it empty.
  11. Note: if you don’t choose a password, anyone having can access the server. As a security measure, if a password is not set, only local connections are allowed by the Administrator server, i.e. you’ll be able to configure only a server responding on localhost (

  12. Select if you want the Administration to start automatically for every user or only for the current user or manually. The Start administration interface after setup completes is set by default, if you want you can deselect it.
  13. The installation is complete, you can now start configuring FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server.
  14. Note: you’ll be asked to take note of the fingerprint of the TLS certificate the server uses for administrative connections, so that you can double-check it later when you connect for the first time.

    The video tutorial below shows how to install FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server.

    Video tutorial: FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server Installation, Registration and Setup