Sharing of data is a very important factor in computing. It involves linking two or more computers to facilitate an exchange of files like connecting to the internet using the HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol). Another protocol for exchanging files between computers on the internet is the FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
Very large files can be shared between a system of networked computers through the client-server protocol. FTP can be accessed through a simple command-line interface or third-party solutions that have a built-in GUI. FileZilla gives you secure access to files and folders available on an FTP server across several platforms.
How Does FileZilla Boost Work?
FileZilla is an open-source FTP tool with several features that support the transfer of files between a server and client. It allows connections using IPv6 addresses and supports an array of protocols which include FTP, SFTP, and FTPS.
It supports the transfer of files at amazing speeds which can be useful when sharing a large amount of data. FileZilla is easy to install and has a portable version that can be copied into an external USB drive and quickly used on other computers without any installation. The Site Manager feature enables you to save login details including usernames and password as well as other important information that is useful for the creation of a secure connection to access and edit files remotely.
It has a simple user interface with tabs that enable you to conveniently view and manage multiple files and folders at the same time. There are toolbars and menus that contain key features for a fuss-free operation of the software. It allows you to adjust transfer settings, customize the interface, alter proxy settings and change the display language.
FileZilla has a Synchronized Browsing feature which makes sure that the files and folders on the client machine are identical to those on the server. The Directory Comparison feature uses a color-coded approach to highlight the differences between files on both client and server. The drag and drop feature helps you to organize a transfer queue that contains a list of files that should be downloaded or uploaded automatically.
Files can be exchanged between multiple servers and access rights to files can be modified among other possibilities. The Filename Filter enables you to sort files and folders to quicken the transfer operation. File logs and screen logs show connection information and other important details. You can export settings, queues and Site Manager entries to XML files which can be used on other computers.
FileZilla Key Features Include:
- Supports standard SSH agents;
- Export settings to an XML file for use on other computers;
- Synchronized Browsing feature;
- Supports color schemes for directory comparison;
- Multi-language support;
- Portable version with no installation required;
- IPv6 support;
- Automated transfer queue;
- Filename Filter for sorting files;
- Supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS;
- Supports file logging.
Although FTP is not as popular as HTTP, it is still widely used for sharing files anonymously. FileZilla is ideal for all computer users with different skill levels including webmasters to that intend to run a secure FTP server on a computer which can be accessed online.
What's new in 3.44.2 version?
- MSW: Fixed a crash if using predefined sites through fzdefaults.xml
- Fixes to protocol selection glitches in the Site Manager
- Increase maximum length of response lines when using FTP
Last Updated: 2019-08-20
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Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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