FTP Online; The web-based FTP client that rocks!

Example of free FTP server:
ftp.gnu.org ftp.pureftpd.org ftp.vim.org ftp.slackware.com

Want to run your own Filestash? Tailor every aspect of it via plugins and using the admin console, integrate your FTP with your SSO provider, or go the white labelling route; we've got you covered. Filestash is the most adaptable file manager available. Chat with us

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Explore and Manage your FTP server

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, ...

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Content editor and viewer

From watching videos to viewing images, the integrated FTP editor enables not only the viewing and editing of office documents but virtually any file format. Want something different? Plugins to the rescue.

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FTP Search

From basic recursive searches to advanced full-text search capabilities, our plugins connect everything together to handle the complexity of enterprise search within your FTP environment.

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Mac, Windows and Linux

Our FTP client tool is a web application that works seamlessly in any browser, including Chrome, Firefox, Chromium, and more, eliminating the hassle of installing software first.

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File Sharing

Use shared links to collaborate with users who don't even have an account on your FTP server. Apply fined grained access control to keep your shared content under control.

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Expose your FTP on the web

Provide your users with a sleek interface, whether as a standalone application within your infrastructure, as part of ours, or integrated into your own application.

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Our web FTP tool is fully customizable, supporting white labeling and extension through plugins to adapt to your unique needs and workflows with a lot of flexibility.

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Integrates with your file manager

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

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Open source and Free Software

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).

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Creating an awesome Web FTP client

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.


What does FTP stand for?

FTP stands for "File Transfer Protocol"

What is the FTP 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

What is FTP used for?

FTP is used to transfer files over a network

What is a FTP server?

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.

What is a FTP client?

An FTP client is a software that can be used to access an FTP server. Example: Filezilla FTP, Filestash, Cyberduck, ...

Who invented FTP?

FTP was invented by Abhay Bhushan while he was a student at MIT.

When was FTP invented?

The original specification of FTP was published the 16 April 1971 and was revisited several times in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

What does FTP do?

FTP is a means by which two machines can transfer files over a network.

Is FTP dead?

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.

Is FTP unsecure?

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

Is FTP outdated?

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

Is FTP bulky?

No. In fact, FTP was created at a time where nobody could afford the hardware to run anything bulky.

Is FTP hard to use?

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

Which FTP server to choose?

Out of the millions of FTP server exposed to the internet, the most popular server software are:

  1. PureFTPd with 26% of market share
  2. Bftpd with 9% of market share
  3. Microsoft FTPD with 9% of market share
  4. proFTPd with 7% of market share

Which FTP client to use?

FTP clients are available in 2 flavors:

  1. desktop application: Filezilla FTP, Cyberduck, ...
  2. web application: Filestash, ...

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