To connect to an FTP server, you will need:
A folder name for your local mountpoint; the folder will be created if it does not exist
The URL of the FTP server
Port number (default: 21)
FTP server username and password
Remote Subfolder, the FTP directory to mount in Nextcloud. Nextcloud defaults to the root directory. If you specify a subfolder you must leave off the leading slash. For example,
Your new mountpoint is available to all users by default, and you may restrict access by entering specific users or groups in the Available for field.
Optionally, Nextcloud can use FTPS (FTP over SSL) by checking Secure ftps://. This requires additional configuration with your root certificate if the FTP server uses a self-signed certificate.
The external storage
FTP/FTPS needs the
setting to be set to
1. When having connection problems make sure that it
is not set to
0 in your
php.ini. See PHP version and information to learn
how to find the right
php.ini file to edit.
See Configuring External Storage (GUI) for additional mount options and information.
FTP uses the password authentication scheme; see External Storage authentication mechanisms for more information on authentication schemes.