Server! v4.0.32 released

We have just released version 4.0.32 of our Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Improved: directory list format is now compatible with Maverick’s SFTPv4 behavior
  • Fixed: bug that prevented changing the Software-ID for SSH/SFTP connections
  • Fixed: installer now ensures that all prerequisites are correctly installed before allowing software setup

Note: if after the update you notice any unexpected behavior in the web interface, just hit Ctrl-F5 in your browser; that will force the browser to reload the page as well as all back-end scripts and update the ones that may have been cached from previous versions of the software.

As usual you can download this new release from our website.

High-Availability (HA) with Server! v4 Server! version: 4.0.17+

Version 4.x of Server! introduced a remarkable amount of new features, and improved some of the existing ones greatly. The latter is the case of high availability deployments, which have been rendered much easier and a lot more powerful.

This article explains one way (not the only possible one) to install and deploy a highly available multi-node Server! in your network.

First of all, let’s prepare 3 virtual machines:

  • 1 VM for the DB and HTTP/REST server
  • 2 VMs for the SFTP server nodes

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How to install Server! v4 Server! version: 4.0.0+

If you are already running an older version (v3.x) of Server! and you wish to upgrade, then please carefully review this other KB article.

This article is intended only for new installations of Server! v4.x onto systems where no other version of the software has ever been installed. The video below shows in detail the entire procedure:


Can I run Server!’s HTTP REST API on port 443? Server! version: 4.0.0+

During the installation process of Server! v4.x (or greater) you will be asked the IP address and port to which the new HTTP REST API service should bind. While in most cases (all interfaces) is a safe choice for the IP address, it is important to carefully choose a port.

In order to help you choose, we have prepared a very easy diagram. Just answer the questions on the diagram, and you’ll know which port (not) to use.

HTTPS Port Choice

This said, in order to limit automatic probes (bots), choosing a non-standard port is probably always the safest way to go.

SFTP server on Windows: a step-by-step setup guide

Note: this article refers to an old version of the software, please consult this newer and updated article, which also features a video walk-through.

This step-by-step introductory guide is meant to help our users deploy and configure their SFTP server on Windows for the first time, and make sure that everything works well.

First of all, make sure that no other SFTP server is already running; and since Server! also provides support for the FTP(S) protocol, please, also make sure no other FTP server is running on the same computer or virtual machine (this is particularly important if you’re installing Server! onto a Windows Server operating system). A more comprehensive pre-flight check list is available here.

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