Creating a website is useful in so many ways. The Internet business can market their products, the family can stay in touch and the entrepreneur can launch a new product line. In order to start up that new website, you will need a file transfer protocol client, or FTP. While there are FTP clients that cost money, the free open source FTP clients are available to everyone that has a personal computer and provide some of the best functionality on the web.
FTP clients will range from software clients to browser clients with each having its own strengths and weaknesses. Before choosing an open source FTP, make sure your computer is compatible with the software.
CyberDuck is an open source FTP that offer multi-lingual support for the webmaster. Some of the main functions include an easily accessible user interface, bookmark managers, Bonjour support, Keychain support, and cut, paste, copy drag and drop features.
For more information on CyberDuck visit: An Overview of CyberDuck FTP.
FireFTP is an open source file transfer protocol client. The client works from within the Mozilla Firefox web browser. The user does not have to download any software to maintain a connection and tranfer files between their personal computer and the back end of their website. The free FTP only works with platforms compatible with Mozilla Firefox.
For more information on FireFTP visit: An Overview of FireFTP
FileZilla is one of the most popular open source FTP clients. FileZilla FTP provides a seamless connection between a server and a client on the client server network platform. The main extras include, application layer protocol SSL, message logs and a graphical interface.
For more information on the FileZilla FTP visit: An Overview of FileZilla FTP.
WinSCP is an open source FTP that was created to provide a secure connection between the remote and local computer. The additional feature include multi-lingual support, text editors, and directory synchronization.
For more information on the WinSCP FTP visit: An Overview of WinSCP FTP.
This post is part of the series: Open Source FTP Reviews
With the open source software community on fire, there is little reason to pay for a file transfer protocol software. These software selections offer a cost free way to maintain your website files.