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FileZilla - monstrous powers to transfer files

review from ClifNotes, Mar 2005, Jan 2006, Feb 2007, permalink _ FTP Programs


The monster, Godzilla, is well known for his powers of destruction. Unlike Godzilla, FileZilla can help you build. I use FileZilla as my FTP client several times a week while building websites. Over the years I've tried many free FTP programs. They all did the job, but FileZilla is the one that I finally kept. It's easy for me to use and does everything I need. I like the dual pane views which make dragging and dropping files between the web and my PC a simple task. It will also connect to my FTP sites with a single click of the mouse, because it remembers all of my FTP logins and passwords. FileZilla downloads in a 4.5mb installer and will run on all Windows versions. If that isn't enough, it's a freeware open source project that has been around a long time. I feel I can depend on it's continued support and improvement.


Recently, an old friend of mine asked me for a recommendation for a good FTP program. I recommended FileZilla. Later, she wrote back telling me she was having trouble figuring it out, so I wrote up a quick tutorial on starting out with FileZilla. Here it is.


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Quote from the website

FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client for Windows 9x, ME, NT4, 2000 and XP. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable.


The main features of FileZilla are:

  • Ability to resume Uploads/Downloads (if the server supports it)
  • Custom Commands
  • Site Manager with folders
  • Keep Alive system
  • Timeout detection
  • Firewall support
  • SOCKS4/5 and HTTP1.1 Proxy support
  • SSL secured connections
  • SFTP support
  • Upload/Download Queue
  • Drag & Drop
  • Multi-language support
  • GSS authentication and encryption using Kerberos