Build home FTP Server on personal computer has been easy using free Windows FTP Server software and Internet connection (DSL). With a home FTP server, you can upload and download files on your home hard drive using any FTP client software. Meanwhile, 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.
But most of us think setting up an own FTP server may sound like a complicated undertaking only system administrators can handle, but it’s actually quite easy and free. Over here, i have gather free FTP Server to build own FTP server at personal computer. So, you can build your own FTP server on networks that wish to support file sharing and download files using FTP client software
Free FTP Server Software to build Own FTP Server:
Filezilla FTP Server is the most popular free FTP server because the FTP client software is the most widely use FTP client around the planet and able to run cross platform. However, the Filezilla server app is Windows-only (and works for Windows XP, Vista and 2000).
Beside that, Filezilla free FTP server includes numerous FTP functionalities such as controlling FTP client upload and download bandwidth limits, client FTP connection can be encryption with SSL/TLS (for FTPS), message log (for debugging and real-time traffic information) and limit access to internal LAN traffic or external internet traffic only. Beside that, FileZilla Server Connection manager allows the administrator to view currently connected users and their uploads/downloads. Plus “kill” the client session or to “ban” the user’s IP address functionality.
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 and vista.
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
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. Plus more, 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.
Beside the above free FTP Server software that i know, there are other free FTP server software you can use to build your own FTP Server such CesarFTP, freeFTPd, IceWarp Server, JSCAPE Secure FTP Server, War FTP Daemon, VicFTPS and Xlight FTP Server. if you going to build your own FTP server, what free FTP Server you choose ? Let us know 🙂