I'm wondering why my FTP server won't work. I host an Apache web server off of an old computer, and decided to make a parallel FTP server for uploading files to the website.
So I installed FileZilla (the server, not the client). I configured the user accounts, default directories, etc. I forwarded the ports, both 20 and 21, yet when I try to access it, it times out. If I'm on either LAN or WAN, I enter in the appropriate IP or dynamic address, and it prompts me for my password. I enter the correct password, FileZilla verifies it, and it attempts to retrieve the directory.
I have also allowed both ports 20 and 21 through the Firewall (ingoing, outgoing, TCP, UDP just to be sure).
After the time-out period (15 seconds or so) it errors out for that reason. I have tried this in Chrome, Firefox, Windows Explorer, and the FileZilla client. Every time, it times out, but only after connecting to the server and verifying my credentials.
I'm wondering what the issue is here. My ISP does not throttle any protocols or ports, be it HTTP, BitTorrent, or FTP. Is it just because of a slow upload speed? I have a 500 kB/s upload speed, so I don't think that's the problem. If there's anything I'm missing here, can someone please enlighten me? I've thoroughly scanned the internet and still can't find anyone else with this issue.