Top 5 File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Software
In the recent years there has been a continuous increase in the number of people who have personal or business websites and WordPress blogs. With this increase, the demand for FTP client programs which can upload or download the data to and from the website or blog has also gone up. These programs use File Transfer Protocol for transferring data, hence are known as FTP clients. FTP clients are available in a commercial or freeware versions. In this article we will review 5 of best FTP clients programs available to the user:
FileZilla: This is a free open source program available for transferring data using File Transfer Protocol. The main advantage of open source program is that if you need even the source code of FileZilla. FileZilla binaries are available for Windows, Linux and MacOS X platforms. FileZilla FTP clients popular features are:
Site Manager: Site Manger allows the users to handle multiple websites or blogs.
Message Logs: This shows command sent by FileZilla to remote site and the response it gets from the remote site.
Drag & Drop: Users can transfer files by just dragging and dropping from source to destination.
SmartFTP: SmartFTP is also very popular FTP client, as it offers reliable data transfer with high efficiency. Along with normal FTP data transfer SmartFTP also supports SFTP over SSH which makes it possible to transfer data in secured fashion. SmartFTP is available in three different versions, viz. Standard, Ultimate and Professional Editions. Attractive features of SmartFTP are:
Attractive graphical user interface
Thumbnails view and preview
Integrated Editor(Professional version)
Built in Terminal Emulator(Ultimate Edition)
CuteFTP: This FTP client is the choice of many as it comes many different versions besides the plain vanilla version. This availability of CuteFTP in different versions makes it possible for one to select the appropriate version based on one’s need. The typical features of CuteFTP Pro are:
Scheduled data transfer
SSL and SSH Security
Core FTP LE: This is a free and secure FTP client. It gives you a simple, fast and reliable way to transfer data between your local computer and remote websites and blogs. This FTP client has all the useful features one may need in free software. The main features of CoreFTP LE are:
No popup ads, spyware
SFTP,SSL & HTTPS support
User friendly interface
FireFTP: FireFTP is the free FTP client available as an add-on to Mozilla FireFox browser. This is highly advantageous as one can just open a new FTP session in a new TAB of Firefox browser. You can have multiple FTP session in different tabs of Mozilla Firefox at the same time. The user interface of FireFTP is very intuitive and provides easy access to FTP. Major features of FireFTP are:
It is a freeware
Works on windows, Mac and Linux
Available in 20 international languages