August 31st, 2004, 11:31 PM
FAQ / Helpful FTP Links
Wow...for a moment there I almost forgot I was a moderator of this forum, but I did help to create it, so I'm going to help with its up-keep. The goal of this sticky is pretty traightforward: to keep a nice list of FTP programs and utilities.
NOTE: This is not a support thread. If you need help with something posted here, please start a new thread. Please only add to this thread if you have something that you think others would find useful. Thank you.
# 1 : What are some good FTP clients that I can use to transfer files to a remote computer using FTP?
Some of my personal favorites include gFTP on Unix/Unix-like (hereafter referred to as "*nix") operating systems (GNU/Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X, Solaris, et al.), and FileZilla on a Windows/Win32 workstation.
# 2 : What if I want to run my own FTP server? How Would I go about doing that?
I would recommend vsFTPd for *nix systems, or FileZilla for Win32 systems. (FileZilla has both a client and a server.) Note that I only recommend the FileZilla server on the bias of having used its excellent client. I have never used the server component.
Last edited by codergeek42; September 21st, 2004 at 12:18 AM.
Reason: Fixed a few typos.
March 10th, 2005, 12:25 AM
I recommend WS_FTP for windows and Ser-U for serving on WIndows. WS ftp has easy to use transfer manager that will resume transfers with ease, and serv-u has many options and makes it easy to create and manage users and security.
March 12th, 2005, 12:38 AM
For *nix users, I would generally reccommend against running a ftp server if your only desire is to transfer files to your computer from a remote location. FTP is inherently insecure because it sends passwords in clear text, meaning that anyone could potentially intercept your password.
Instead of running a FTP server for personal use, I would suggest using sFTP which is FTP over a secure shell (SSH).
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February 26th, 2006, 08:25 AM
In that case, KDE users may be better off with the fish protocol. It is an internal KDE protocal for accessing other machines via SSH in Konqueror (and other KDE apps) as if they were local.
Originally Posted by flashbck
For instance, I can type the address of my Fedora box into the address bar of Konqi on my Kubuntu box: fish://192.168.123.101 and browse that box as if it were a local mounted harddrive. Opening files and saving them with Kate is just as if they were local (but a bit slower).
I administer my server 5000 km away like this. It really is that great.
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April 14th, 2006, 07:34 PM
I recommend Filezilla
I am a filezilla user, and this one's rock!
July 11th, 2006, 01:48 PM
I hope my post is useful.
At the moment, I'm using FlashFXP on Win32, and I really like it because the whole appearance is really user-friendly, what I mean by this, is that it has no millions of worthless buttons and all that extra stuff you see in some programs, and I've noticed it's also faster than my previous FTP clients.
About CuteFTP, it's also user-friendly, clean appearance and works like it has to, but one thing I didn't like was it disconnected every 60 seconds (as default, you can probably change this from options! (I'm not sure )) it also felt like little slow for me
CuteFTP homepage (cuteFTP is also available for Mac OSX!)
For serving, like sunthief also mentioned, I like Serv-U as well
Easy-to-use and manage
July 12th, 2006, 02:54 AM
Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.
April 3rd, 2008, 05:54 PM
Direct server-to-server file transfer via FTP
This tool comes handy if you want to move files between FTPs bypassing your computer.
Has many other useful functions like free ftp account to host files, http links to files, superb free image hosting, remote uploads and direct downloads.
December 27th, 2008, 04:07 PM
guyz what about web based ftp? i use ftp4net.com
January 1st, 2009, 01:27 AM
Fireftp is a great Firefox plugin. But there are things it's hard to do with (hard to create new directories), and I use Firezilla for backup.
Originally Posted by reynaldosh
mine friend give me his ftp acces, and i use WinSCP for ftp...
June 11th, 2009, 08:43 AM
the best is ws_ftp
i am using ws_ftple its working fine since 3 years its user friendly
and free ware to download
August 10th, 2009, 07:13 AM
I prefer FileZilla for the Windows as it is easy to use.
March 21st, 2011, 04:30 AM
Help ftp only transfers links to host
When I transfer any file with filezilla, it only shows up as hyperlinks on the website. I am using windows vista. I cannot open a folder so I transfer all of my project folder to the public_html folder. When I go to the address (my domain), there is only a blue hyper link on the website. Can anyone help?