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Best FTP software to use
Friday, June 14, 2013    1:26 am

What is FTP?

FTP is File Transfer Protocol which gives you provision to share the file between two computers on internet. There is a program called client for transferring files. Through FTP client program, the connection is established with the remote computer that is running FTP server software.

If you want options for choosing best FTP software, then there are tons of alternatives for you. In fact, there are some finest options if you want to go for free software.

Let’s have a look at the best available options for you.

1 Filezilla


If you ever sought suggestion from a webmaster about which FTP software to use, most of the webmasters will vote for Filezilla. It is free software and has a very intuitive user interface, works well for even new users.  It supports FTP, SSH and FTP over TLS/SSL. Filezilla works well with Windows, OS, X and Linux. It is a very good option for global users, as it is available in multiple languages.

2 gFTP

FTP is a solid, free and multithreaded solutions for *NIX-based machines.  It supports FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH and FSP protocols. Features like FTP and HTTP proxy server support and bookmark tools are present in it. Through bookmark, you can quickly connect with remote sites. It offers a multi-lingual option for global users. It provide support for UNIX, EPLF, Novell, MacOS, VMS, MVS and NT (DOS) style directory listings.

3 SmartFTP

Smart FTP

It is very easy to use and highly customizable program. It is free if you are using it for non-commercial purpose while for commercial users it comes at an affordable price. It supports client certs and Clear Command Channel (CCC).  It provides secure transfers via SSL/TLS connections and authentication through basis filtering XCRC, XMD5 and XSHA. It offers modules in more than 15 localized versions. It also supports non-english forums.

4 CoffeeCup

Coffee cup

It is free FTP software and provides all vital features. It provides simple and reliable file transfers. You can upload files by dragging or dropping from your computer to your server. It is user-friendly and flexible. It offers bookmarking so that you can save the local remote folders. You can transfer your files in binary, ASCII, or auto mode as it is set up on multiple server profiles.

5 CuteFTP

 cute FTP

It offers everything which you want in FTP software. It provides secure transfer and abides with security protocols like SSH, SSL/TLS encryption, HTTPS pages, chippers like TripleDES, Blowfish and Twofish. It also supports on–the–fly compression and compression to .zip, .cab and .gzip type files.  It is not free software, you have to pay $59.99 per license. Tools like drag & drop tools, history logs, refresh, transfer queues, progress monitors etc; are present in this software. Contrast to other FTP programs, CuteFTP efficiently manages podcasts and audio files and have an HTML editor.


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