Here are some instructions for settings up VSFTP on UBUNTU (14.04 LTS).
Assuming you are
root, login and update
Now install VSFTP
apt-get -y install vsftpd
Now you need to make a few edits to
/etc/vsftpd.conf, uncomment, change, or add the following parameters:
anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES chroot_local_user=YES
Save and exit that file. Now, you shoudl create a new user which will only have access to FTP. I am creating a new user here because my current user is using a private key for login and I have SSH login disabled.
Following the prompts UBUNTU gives you.
Finally, lets create a directory for to upload your files to:
mkdir /home/<USERNAME>/files chown <USERNAME>:<USERNAME> /home/<USERNAME>
Restart the deamon:
sudo service vsftpd restart
Now use your favorite FTP client (FileZilla) or commandline to login and trasfer files.