FileZilla: a free FTP client / server

FileZilla is afree FTP solution. Both a client and a server are available. FileZilla Client is a free, open source FTP client for Windows. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS). The client is available under many platforms, binaries for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X are provided.

FileZilla
FileZilla

The main features of FileZilla are:

  • Ability to resume Uploads/Downloads (if the server supports it)
  • Custom Commands
  • Site Manager with folders
  • Keep Alive system
  • Timeout detection
  • Firewall support
  • SOCKS4/5 and HTTP1.1 Proxy support
  • SSL secured connections
  • SFTP support (PEM / PPK)
  • Upload/Download Queue
  • Drag&Drop
  • Multi-language support
  • GSS authentication and encryption using Kerberos

Enable SFTP (FTP over SSH) with a PEM

PuTTY does not natively support the private key format (.pem) generated by Amazon EC2. PuTTY has a tool named PuTTYgen, which automaticly convert keys to the required PuTTY format (.ppk).

Comparison of FTP client software


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