WWW & Internet FTP Servers FileZilla Server

FileZilla Server 1.0.0 for Windows

by Tim Kosse

Avg. Rating 4.6 (303 votes)

File Details

File Size 4.1 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 7/8/10
Date Added
Total Downloads 34,927
Publisher Tim Kosse
Homepage FileZilla Server

Publisher's Description

FileZilla Server is an FTP server that supports FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS. FTP over SSL/TLS provides secure encrypted connections to the server. 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.

Latest Reviews

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v0.9.56 on Mar 5, 2016

The best free FTP server for windows supporting all FTP commands (the only free one that supported the REST command). Current version 0.9.56 DOES NOT come bundled with any other software, providing you download it from the Filezilla Server project page.

JethroB

JethroB reviewed v0.9.47 on Sep 24, 2014

Pretty nasty bundleware, not freeware

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v0.9.42 on Dec 19, 2013

FileZilla Server was not bad but degraded to AD-WARE.

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v0.9.42 on Dec 19, 2013

Works like a charm and has never let me down. Highly recommended.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v0.9.34 on Dec 31, 2009

I know Linux has a million FTP apps, but please port this one to Linux. I love the interface and the windows client support.

dhry

dhry reviewed v0.9.33 on Sep 8, 2009

Absolutely love this program. Have run it for years with absolutely no problems whatsoever. Best thing since my previous favourite, Vermillion FTPD. It doesn't do everything, but what it does do it does very well.

TDreamer

TDreamer reviewed v0.9.31 on Mar 3, 2009

Hey Reverb, as stated on the filezilla info page, and I quote "Support for SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is not implemented in Filezilla Server. " The client piece supports SFTP. Hope that clears this up.

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v0.9.30 on Feb 1, 2009

Christian,

I also do a lot of backups with True Image also. You can use any FTP server to do your backups. However you will encounters problems if the server you are using does not properly implement the REST command, which True Image requires to verify and restore from. Likewise if you are downloading a large file but you are somehow disconnected from your FTP server and you want to resume the download REST must be supported. Otherwise it will start from the very beginning.

This new version 0.9.30 does properly support REST as I was able to pause then resume the download of a 100 MB file. With an earlier version I would get a "REST command invalid" in the server's log window.

You can make this portable by selecting the third option during install
"Do not install as service, start server automatically" - this will put the server in your autostart instead of a service. You can use msconfig or manually remove it from the registry after install.

Copy the Filezilla Server directory to your USB flash drive and create shortcuts for the following:

To start, "FileZilla server.exe" /compat /start
To start the interface, just run "FileZilla Server Interface.exe"
All settings are writting to "FileZilla Server.xml" and "FileZilla Server Interface.xml"
Once your done and want to shut down the server make shortcut:
"FileZilla server.exe" /compat /stop and click on to stop and remove it from memory.

Best portable FTP server out there, best free FTP server.

seier

seier reviewed v0.9.29 on Nov 10, 2008

Hey Reverb,

I do a lot of backups using True Image and FileZilla as the FTP recipient. I know backing up works flawlessly, but I'm not sure about restoring. Are you sure there are problems? I have True Image 9 and 11 and both seem to work fine for me. Also I should note, I'm doing this over a 100 to 1000Mbit LAN vs. WAN (aka Internet).

Thanks,
Christian

Scary Guy

Scary Guy reviewed v0.9.28 on Nov 7, 2008

TDreamer I could, but I have some stupid friends :D

Avg. Rating 4.6 (303 votes)
Your Rating
Reverb

Reverb reviewed v0.9.56 on Mar 5, 2016

The best free FTP server for windows supporting all FTP commands (the only free one that supported the REST command). Current version 0.9.56 DOES NOT come bundled with any other software, providing you download it from the Filezilla Server project page.

JethroB

JethroB reviewed v0.9.47 on Sep 24, 2014

Pretty nasty bundleware, not freeware

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v0.9.42 on Dec 19, 2013

FileZilla Server was not bad but degraded to AD-WARE.

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v0.9.42 on Dec 19, 2013

Works like a charm and has never let me down. Highly recommended.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v0.9.34 on Dec 31, 2009

I know Linux has a million FTP apps, but please port this one to Linux. I love the interface and the windows client support.

dhry

dhry reviewed v0.9.33 on Sep 8, 2009

Absolutely love this program. Have run it for years with absolutely no problems whatsoever. Best thing since my previous favourite, Vermillion FTPD. It doesn't do everything, but what it does do it does very well.

TDreamer

TDreamer reviewed v0.9.31 on Mar 3, 2009

Hey Reverb, as stated on the filezilla info page, and I quote "Support for SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is not implemented in Filezilla Server. " The client piece supports SFTP. Hope that clears this up.

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v0.9.30 on Feb 1, 2009

Christian,

I also do a lot of backups with True Image also. You can use any FTP server to do your backups. However you will encounters problems if the server you are using does not properly implement the REST command, which True Image requires to verify and restore from. Likewise if you are downloading a large file but you are somehow disconnected from your FTP server and you want to resume the download REST must be supported. Otherwise it will start from the very beginning.

This new version 0.9.30 does properly support REST as I was able to pause then resume the download of a 100 MB file. With an earlier version I would get a "REST command invalid" in the server's log window.

You can make this portable by selecting the third option during install
"Do not install as service, start server automatically" - this will put the server in your autostart instead of a service. You can use msconfig or manually remove it from the registry after install.

Copy the Filezilla Server directory to your USB flash drive and create shortcuts for the following:

To start, "FileZilla server.exe" /compat /start
To start the interface, just run "FileZilla Server Interface.exe"
All settings are writting to "FileZilla Server.xml" and "FileZilla Server Interface.xml"
Once your done and want to shut down the server make shortcut:
"FileZilla server.exe" /compat /stop and click on to stop and remove it from memory.

Best portable FTP server out there, best free FTP server.

seier

seier reviewed v0.9.29 on Nov 10, 2008

Hey Reverb,

I do a lot of backups using True Image and FileZilla as the FTP recipient. I know backing up works flawlessly, but I'm not sure about restoring. Are you sure there are problems? I have True Image 9 and 11 and both seem to work fine for me. Also I should note, I'm doing this over a 100 to 1000Mbit LAN vs. WAN (aka Internet).

Thanks,
Christian

Scary Guy

Scary Guy reviewed v0.9.28 on Nov 7, 2008

TDreamer I could, but I have some stupid friends :D

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v0.9.28 on Nov 4, 2008

Autoban feature? Where exactly do you see this? I have been through all the settings and I see nothing...

(edit)

Ah its in the newer versions, I see it now. Ignore me.

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v0.9.28 on Nov 4, 2008

Probably the best FREE FTP server for Windows.
@TDreamer: Yes, it does have SFTP and FTPS. During
my testing it doesn't appear to properly support the REST command which is required to pause/resume transfers as well as restoring disk images with Acronis and Norton Ghost. If you need a more robust, dedicated FTP server I recommend RAIDENFTP or Serv-U. I haven't tried BPFTP server but the BPFTP client rocks!!

Filezilla server & client have been very useful in scenarios where I had to transfer large amounts of data over LAN/WAN and didn't have the proper permissions to share folders or install software on the PCs. Filezilla is portable and thus saved me time and headaches on numerous occasions. They have a permanent home on my USB flash drive.

Filezilla client portable:
http://portableapps.com/...rnet/filezilla_portable

Filezilla server portable:
http://wiki.uniformserve...r:_Download_and_support

TDreamer

TDreamer reviewed v0.9.27 on Jul 30, 2008

Scary Guy, you could just use the Autoban feature like I do to ban IP after 5 attempts.
I love this software but I wish it could do SFTP.

Scary Guy

Scary Guy reviewed v0.9.27 on Jul 30, 2008

Yes it does, create an empty directory, give it no rights, and point the most common usernames there, and give them NO PASSWORDS! Once they gain access and can't do anything they give up instead of just trying over and over again wasting time.

"(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - (not logged in) (xxx.xx.xxx.xx)> Connected, sending welcome message...
(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - (not logged in) (xxx.xx.xxx.xx)> USER Administrator
(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - (not logged in) (xxx.xx.xxx.xx)> 331 Password required for administrator
(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - (not logged in) (xxx.xx.xxx.xx)> USER Administrator
(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - (not logged in) (xxx.xx.xxx.xx)> 331 Password required for administrator
(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - (not logged in) (xxx.xx.xxx.xx)> PASS
(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - administrator (xxx.xx.xxx.xx)> 230 Logged on
(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - administrator (xxx.xx.xxx.xx)> PASS
(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - administrator (xxx.xx.xxx.xx)> 503 Bad sequence of commands.
(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - administrator (xxx.xx.xxx.xx)> RMD sarcaxxo
(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - administrator (208.43.197.16)> 550 Permission denied
(000001) 2008-07-30 07:27:50 - administrator (xxx.xx.xxx.xx)> disconnected."

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v0.9.27 on Jul 30, 2008

Does it have brute force attack blocking yet? The first and most important line of defense for FTP servers???

boulderdrop

boulderdrop reviewed v0.9.25 on Apr 22, 2008

I agree with the comments from another user below, I've never really been able to place what I don't like about FleZilla; given it's a "clone" of another program (which is kind of lame), it seems to work ok, but it's certainly not going to win any awards for usability.

I'm a big fan of BPFTP Server, it's here on BetaNews.

werwin

werwin reviewed v0.9.25 on Feb 20, 2008

One of the best FTP servers out there, along with it being free.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v0.9.25 on Dec 27, 2007

OK. I want to give this a middle of the road 3, but because it's totally free, I have to give it one more, but I also have to negate that and go back to a 2 because the author/developer of the software should include the change log in his description of the program, and NOT give it a 5 in a bogus review to let us know the changelog. That improperly skews the actual opinion of the masses as the program is tested out and that's not fair.

Quick, down and dirty fix? yes. Works? yes. Use it in place of the bigger boys? probably not. Review your own piece of software so you can list the changelog and give an unfair high rating when doing it? Absolutely NOT!!! Poor show man.

muka3d

muka3d reviewed v0.9.25 on Dec 27, 2007

0.9.25 Changelog

Fixed bugs:
- Implement OPTS MLST as required by RFC 3659
- Add some more validation to prevent "Protocol Error, invalid data" errors
- Attempt to fix problems with certificate loading some users are experiencing

gundamboyzack

gundamboyzack reviewed v0.9.25 on Dec 26, 2007

Would never run this as my main ftp, only for a quick and dirty fix. Never really liked this, but I can't put my finger on what exactly I don't like about it. Just seems to be lacking overall. Right now I'm using zFTPServer, it does everything that I need it to and the interface is pretty good.

TDreamer

TDreamer reviewed v0.9.24 on Oct 23, 2007

This has always been the best free ftp server for me. I am just wondering what is different in this build?

Master-

Master- reviewed v0.9.24 on Oct 22, 2007

Missing some important functions, but still the best.

hell0

hell0 reviewed v0.9.23 on Sep 8, 2007

It's OK, if your needs are pretty basic. I found it not to be particularly robust. Of course, it is overrated simply because it is free, and not because of actual merit. Nothing new here.

FileZilla Server has no UPnP feature. I know that UPnP has its advantages and disadvantages. I also know how to manually configure my router. But I still like being able to use UPnP in server software.

My main issue with FileZilla Server is simple robustness: No matter how I configured it, I found it choking and giving the client 426 errors whenever I tried running more than one download at a time. This was not a router or firewall configuration issue. And Xlight FTP Server works fine under the same circumstances.

dhry

dhry reviewed v0.9.23 on Jun 11, 2007

Okay server. However, you cannot configure shared network drives as accessible through this server. Local directories on your machine can be seen fine by connected clients. Try to share out a network directory (either via \\ or with a subst'd drive letter) and the share can be seen, but when you change to the directory it's empty. Fix it and it'll get a 5 from me next time.

shicaca

shicaca reviewed v0.9.23 on Mar 12, 2007

Unable to allow peers to connect from internal network. Not firewalled, client connects correctly (or so it says on their computer), yet client sits at "waiting for welcome message". Unable to connect for a few different versions.

Love the interface, love the functionality ... just can't get users to connect :(

Lotheric

Lotheric reviewed v0.9.23 on Feb 27, 2007

It's user-friendly, easy to use. Doesn't render UTF-8 correctly.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v0.9.23 on Feb 27, 2007

Great effort. I'd personally go for a paid product, but if it aint paind, this one if definately teh "weapon of choice". Open Source > *

Rageweaver

Rageweaver reviewed v0.9.21 on Dec 5, 2006

I love it! The interface is easier than i have seen in other programs of this sort.

What it really needs is free web address for your URL. I forgot the name... DNS...Or something like that. But yes, it should offer free, integrated, DNS services.

I would donate to its cause if it had that. Keep it free, and keep up the good work!

peterj1978

peterj1978 reviewed v0.9.21 on Dec 5, 2006

Trying out this new version now and have been using the previous versions for a couple of months now on several machines and it has worked fine.
It may lack a few options but it will most likely be implemented sooner or later.

It's very easy to use and maintain and has quite alot of options for setting up more advanced connections when running on NAT:ed machines.

Still got a little way to go for a 5 but it's getting there.

hondaman

hondaman reviewed v0.9.21 on Dec 4, 2006

Cant do mapped drives. Developers site "bugs in windows" that disallow it. However bpftp server, along with others, work with mapped drives with no problems at all.

I guess you get what you pay for.

mcsd

mcsd reviewed v0.9.18 on Jun 9, 2006

Currently using version 0.9.18 beta, and I think it's the best; Easy to implement, and works great with the Filezilla Client.

Better than GuildFTPD and WarFTP Daemon by a long shot.

-M.

DeltaTec

DeltaTec reviewed v0.9.17 on May 26, 2006

FileZilla server is fantastic,
The ONLY thing I was not happy about is brute force detection.

So I wrote my own log parsing script that will automaticly ban failed login attempts !

Look for it at www.delta-marketing.net

jon8rfc

jon8rfc reviewed v0.9.17 on May 18, 2006

I switched to FileZilla from Serv-U about a year ago and couldn't be happier with its clean interface and its functionality. Fantastic!

Bachalor

Bachalor reviewed v0.9.17 on May 16, 2006

Thanks for it, students like my are happy for it. We share homework with this FTP-Server.

LRN

LRN reviewed v0.9.16c on May 6, 2006

"there is no built-in ability on this product to automatically ban hammerers, hackers"

1) Request this feature to developer. The one of the greatest features of OpenSource development, is that you could come, point your finger and say "This is a crap! This should work this way because of this and that. And this should be removed completely because blah-blah-blah...". And if your arguments is ok, developers will do as you said.
OR
2) Implement this feature yourself.

wheel4hummer

wheel4hummer reviewed v0.9.16c on May 3, 2006

Free.

End of story.

mmatheny

mmatheny reviewed v0.9.16c on May 3, 2006

Running G6 instead - there is no built-in ability on this product to automatically ban hammerers, hackers, etc.

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v0.9.16c on May 3, 2006

I don't find the interface clunky or unintuitive, and Cerberus is $60! Ridiculous; also it has only one review, using bugmenot as a login name, so I suspect it's not quite a legitmate review. Enough about that though, Filezilla works great, is simple to use, and it's free. How much better can you get?

urbanriot

urbanriot reviewed v0.9.16b on May 2, 2006

Good on it's own, and cool that it's GNU licensed but when stacked against other free for personal use such as Cerberus FTP server, it has a clunky and unintuitive interface.

dazran

dazran reviewed v0.9.15 on Apr 25, 2006

Without problem 4 year

BoNeLeSS

BoNeLeSS reviewed v0.9.12c on Jan 25, 2006

Fast, free, simple, secure = FileZilla Server.

linkdup

linkdup reviewed v0.9.12a on Jan 12, 2006

NICE! filezilla client screengrab instead of the server :)

i give it a 4 btw

BNuser

BNuser reviewed v0.9.12a on Jan 11, 2006

By the time I write this, version 0.9.12c is available, where the download here still is 0.9.12a.

Big Bopper

Big Bopper reviewed v0.9.12a on Jan 11, 2006

I have to agree that this is the best FTP utility I've encountered. Very user friendly, very stable, very clean. I have used it since it was first offered. While I have evaluated others, none are as slick as FileZilla, including several that were shareware or that we had purchased.

zridling

zridling reviewed v0.9.11 on Nov 14, 2005

In my view, kmleow is half right: FileZilla is one of the two best FTP servers around, period. Extra points for their consistently reliable releases, a rarity these days for any software. Between this and its regular FTP client by the same name, FileZilla is the FTP software to beat.

kmleow

kmleow reviewed v0.9.9 on Aug 14, 2005

This is the best open source FTP server.

But it still lacks the easy user management feature found in WarFTPd. Read my review on WarFTPd to understand further. http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/948052867/1

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed v0.9.6a on Mar 25, 2005

Not bad for a free server, but the one thing I cant get over is why filezilla would post a picture of their client for the server product :)

If you want to pay for a product, bpftpserver is far superior

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v0.9.4e on Jan 28, 2005

You know, a lot can be said about some of the open source programs. I tried the FileZilla client a couple of weeks ago, and I really like it. I can't wait to try the server. An best of all, you can't beat the price of it....FREE!

acascianelli

acascianelli reviewed v0.9.4e on Jan 28, 2005

i ditched bulletproof ftp products for the filezilla client and server. ive never had a problem either of them.

Jeavis

Jeavis reviewed v0.9.4e on Jan 28, 2005

I used G6 for a long time then started using this because it was free. No it doesn't have all the features of G6 but works just as well.
HaHa ... Screenshot is of the client.

Stingray57

Stingray57 reviewed v0.9.4e on Jan 28, 2005

I was kinda shy about using this, but man I tried it and it's easy, powerful and I like it.

I was using MS FTP, dumped that in 10 minutes and used this, more options and easier to configure.

I am glad someone knew something about FTP usage when they were writing this...

kmleow

kmleow reviewed v0.9.2 on Aug 28, 2004

WarFTP Daemon wins this server in every way except that WarFTP does not have anti hammering feature yet. Anyhow it is still a very good freeware server.

aalaap

aalaap reviewed v0.9.2 on Aug 4, 2004

Are you serious? Small? 2.3mb? Ability Server is only 84kb, and it has an HTTP/POP3/SMTP server in addition to an FTP server. Its much easier to use and much lighter and faster. Of course it doesnt have too many features but I'm commmenting on the first line of the description. FileZilla Client is a good FTP client, but FZ Server....well.

chaos945

chaos945 reviewed v0.8.9 on Apr 5, 2004

Best free FTP server, good replacement for Serv-U.

DigiSyn

DigiSyn reviewed v0.8.8 on Jan 4, 2004

The best FTP server for windows. Open source & freeware, this ones going all the way.

stealthspy

stealthspy reviewed v0.8.8 on Nov 27, 2003

Wait a sec. That's not the right screenshot...

BoNeLeSS

BoNeLeSS reviewed v0.8.8 on Nov 27, 2003

Theres a Fz server also... Maybe it lacks from advanced features but it dooes the job pretty good IMHO

letschetskin

letschetskin reviewed v0.8.8 on Nov 27, 2003

FileZilla is an FTP client, not a server !

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