This is how you can enable hidden files(.htaccess) in ProFTPd.

Open proftpd.conf file and change ListOptions from -l to -a. Or if doesn’t exists add ListOptions -a to your proftpd.conf file.

nano /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf

Change:

ListOptions "-l"

to:

ListOptions "-a"

Now restart proftpd and it’s done.

/etc/init.d/proftpd restart
Stopping ftp server: proftpd.
Starting ftp server: proftpd.

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