Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

FileZilla FTP clientThe FileZilla software program is a free-to-use (open source) FTP utility, allowing a user to transfer files from a local computer to a remote computer. FileZilla is available as a client version and a server version. FileZilla has dozens of features, including some of the below popular features.

  • Site Manager (to create and store a list of FTP servers and associated connection data)
  • Directory Comparison (allows a user to compare contents of a local and remote directory)
  • File and Folder View (similar to a file manager, allowing a user to modify files and folders and providing a drag-and-drop capability between local and remote directories)
  • Transfer Queue (displays status of file transfers in progress or waiting to process).

FileZilla is capable of running in Windows, macOS X, and Linux. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS protocols.

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