Example of free FTP server:
ftp.gnu.org ftp.pureftpd.org ftp.vim.org ftp.slackware.com
Our web FTP client make it easy to manage and explore the data on your server. It will work with any FTP compliant server such as Proftpd, Pureftpd, Filezilla, Vsftpd, ...
Watch your videos or images, the integrated FTP editor let you view and edit not only office document but also a wide range of file format and more
It's never been that easy to search something on your FTP server. Get the full power of search in the cloud or on premise with full text search and additional settings to fit your usage
Our software tool is available as a web application from your browser giving your the ultimate portability without having to install anything. It works best with Chrome, Chromium and Firefox.
Collaborate with shared link that stay under strict control. The full-text search engine make it easy to find your existing content.
Get your users the interface they deserved and integrate either through an iframe or with a custom page like this page
As a PWA, Filestash not only work great online but also goes to great length to provide some basic functionalities for offline usage
Shared links integrates with your file manager. They can be used as a network drive under windows, OSX or Linux. Those links are full fledge WebDAV server that ties onto your FTP
Our web FTP tool can be entirely customised. It can be white labelled and extended through the plugin mechanism to fit your needs and processes with a lot of flexibility
Filestash is open source software. Our code is available from Github so you can audit, expand and self host your own version (see the documentation).
Traditional FTP clients such as Filezilla FTP or WinSCP are great for sysadmin and engineers but all your users might not be familiar with the underlying protocol and just want a tool to get things done im a simple manner. The value proposition of Filestash is to make FTP easy to use for your end-users, bringing collaboration features to make FTP a modern replacement to Dropbox.
FTP stands for "File Transfer Protocol"
FTP is a protocol that defines how two machines (known as the client and the server) can communicate over a network to transfer files. It has been defined in many different RFCs
FTP is used to transfer files over a network
An FTP server is a server software that implements the FTP protocol (example: PureFTPd, bftpd, proFTPd, Filezilla server, ...). It is used to enable the sharing of files between different parties over a network.
An FTP client is a software that can be used to access an FTP server. Example: Filezilla FTP, Filestash, Cyberduck, ...
FTP was invented by Abhay Bhushan while he was a student at MIT.
The original specification of FTP was published the 16 April 1971 and was revisited several times in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
FTP is a means by which two machines can transfer files over a network.
No, FTP is alive and well. If we account only for the visible side of the iceberg, there are about as many FTP servers exposed to the internet as the entire population of Switzerland.
While it is true that FTP wasn't initially created with security in mind, the protocol got refined in 2005 to support TLS with RFC4217
Being invented 18 years before Time Berners Lee invented HTTP, FTP has passed the test of time. In 2020, there's still millions of FTP servers exposed to the internet and all popular FTP servers are still being actively maintained
No. In fact, FTP was created at a time where nobody could afford the hardware to run anything bulky.
Not necessarily. FTP is a protocol, not an end-user application. On the many software available for FTP, some are harder to use than other ones. Filestash is quite easy to use
Out of the millions of FTP server exposed to the internet, the most popular server software are:
FTP clients are available in 2 flavors: