Filezilla (Server and Client)

Filezilla is one of the best ftp clients I have ever used. For one thing its simple to use, easy to install, doesn’t take much resources (Memory, and Processor Power), and many other things. Filezilla client runs on almost any platform at least the three main ones (Windows, Linux, Mac). Filezilla is almost like any explorer window just drag and drop. Either from the left side explorer or from any location just click and drag into the filezilla window.


  • Easy to use
  • Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more
  • IPv6 support
  • Available in many languages
  • Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  • Tabbed user interface
  • Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  • Bookmarks
  • Drag & drop support
  • Configurable transfer speed limits
  • Filename filters
  • Directory comparison
  • Network configuration wizard
  • Remote file editing
  • Keep-alive
  • HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
  • Logging to file
  • Synchronized directory browsing
  • Remote file search
Site Manager:

Filezilla also comes with a site manager. With this you can store your logins all in one place. Give settings to a specific server or override settings. With this you can group things together with folders and then add sites within the folder. You may want to do this if you have multiple servers for one website or you have some servers for work and some for personal. This is a very nice thing to have when you have a lot of servers like a do.







Filezilla also comes in a server form. The server just like the client is easy to use, easy to setup, and maintenance free. The server can not only use ftp but it also supports ftp over ssl for added security. Basically all you have to do is download, install, add a user and give that user a directory. It has many features some like limiting the bandwidth for any user or globally. You can also override this setting for any user or group. If you want you can force a user to logon using ssl or the whole system. While the server is a nice program it only runs on windows so for you linux and mac users your either have to find a way to run it on your system or find a different program.


The one  thing I wish it had is the ability to integrate  with active directory. Like using the usernames and passwords set for a user. For the home directory just use the home folder. That way if a user needs to access his or her files over ftp or ftp over ssl they could. But other than that I really like the filezilla server and would not use another.

More Info:

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