FileZilla Server Here is a free FTP server list that allow you build own FTP Server on your home network. Setting up own FTP server allows home user enjoy uploading and downloading files on your home PC from anywhere with any FTP client software or online FTP client services.
Beside that, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the most secure method to exchange files and folders between computers on the Internet and over LAN. It basically works the same way as HTTP does with bringing us web pages from a web server.
What is FTP?
FTP is stand for File Transfer Protocol, which is an application protocol that uses the Internet’s transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) protocols to allow users to easily transfer files between computers. FTP is commonly used to transfer web page files from their creator’s computer to the remote computer that is hosting the person’s website. FTP is also commonly used to download programs and other files to your computer from your favorite shareware site.
So, i have gather Windows FTP Servers are free on the list. The FTP Servers that cover are FileZilla Server, Golden FTP Server Free Version, War FTP Daemon, Xlight FTP Server Personal, zFTPServer Suite Free Edition.
Free Windows FTP Server Download List:
FileZilla Server is the most famous open source FTP server software application in multiple languages. It supports various FTP protocol such as FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS. FileZilla supports SSL, the same level of encryption supported by your web browser, to protect your data. When using SSL your data is encrypted so that prying eyes cannot see it, and your confidential information is protected. It also supports on-the-fly data compression, which can improve the transfer rates.
A user connections manager in FileZilla Server — displayed along the bottom of the window — allows the administrator to view currently connected users and their uploads/downloads. At present, there are two operations the owner of the server can do to those transfers — to “kill” the client session or to “ban” the user’s IP address. This manager shows the real-time status of each active file transfer.
This free FTP server program is available for Windows platform including Windows 2000, XP and Vista.
Xlight FTP Server Personal provides three editions include Personal, Standard and Professional. However, FTP Personal edition is free for personal use only. On the first 30-day evaluation period, the trial program works like the Professional edition with exactly the same functions. After the evaluation period, unregistered program will automatically become the Personal edition.
Besides that, Xlight FTP Server personal edition doesn’t GUI administration interface, which it might difficult for those without any IT background. Plus more, the FTP free edition doesn’t SSL/TLS connection, SFTP and TFTP.
zFTPServer Suite is a free FTP server that offers a variety of standard and enterprise level FTP features, such as strong encryption support, security certificates support and a powerful user and group administrations. Free edition is smallest package which you can download and use at no cost, with basic features such as Virtual file system, Run as system service, Support for multi-core and processor, Brute-force-attack-protection, Remote administration, 10 max accounts and connections.
Meanwhile, zFTPServer suite provides comprehensive FTP functionality such:
Virtual file system features – allows administrators to map several directories resident on different servers or computers into a virtual directory accessible for users when they log in.
SFTP – SFTP extension allows files to be transferred securely using the firewall friendly SFTP protocol. With this extension zFTPServer will support not only FTPS (SSL/TLS) but also SFTP version 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the SSH file transfer protocol.
Authentication Integration for Windows – zFTPServer Suite user settings does also apply to windows authenticated users for the any local computer, any computer on the network, a primary domain controller or an active directory, for credentials authentication.
Golden FTP Server free edition provides basic features (Multilingual interface, Show new connections, Delete share if folder not exists and Save log-file). The free FTP server will loads automatically on Windows startup and you can identify the files you want to share with two mouse clicks via the dialog window that works in the same way as the standard Windows “Open File:” dialog or via the Windows Explorer context menu.
Cerberus FTP Server is a free FTP Server for personal use only. It supports SSL and TLS encryption and a graphical user interface that can be hidden or accessed from the system tray. Meanwhile, the free Windows FTP server is able to listen for connections on multiple interfaces (Multi-homed PCs), integrate with the Windows NT user database or Active Directory, run as an NT service, resume failed transfers, and offers a graphical manager for controlling user access to files and file operations. Plus more, Cerberus FTP Server supports Windows 2000, 2003, XP, vista and Windows 7.
CrossFTP Server is free secure FTP server program for multiple platforms. It supports FTP and FTPS connection and monitoring all FTP user connections activities under the program. Cross FTP Server main features such Anonymous FTP login support, handles both ASCII and binary data transfers, IP restriction support to allow/ban IPs, FTP messages are customizable and ”MODE Z” support for faster data upload/download.
Tutorial: How to setup FTP Server with CrossFTP
If you going to build your own FTP server, what free FTP Server you choose ? Let us know