View Full Version : FTP programs

Grant Palin
03-19-2003, 05:34 AM
I've never used FTP software before. What do you recommend as a simple, free, usable FTP program?

03-19-2003, 06:07 AM
www.smartftp.com is pretty good I've heard.
I've used ws_ftp pro which costs money my whole time has a developer so I can't really comment on any others but I've heard smartftp is good.

03-19-2003, 07:01 AM
ws_ftp LE...is just a vailable® free of charge to non-commerical home users, students and faculty of educational institutions and to us federal, state, and local government employees...:O)))


just a ps®...thattt link up there??? was taken from the website of the product itself...:O))) ...http://www.ipswitch.com/downloads/index.html ...downloads...evaluation software

03-19-2003, 07:04 AM
Internet Explorer.

username.password@domain.com iirc

smartftp is free iirc and quite good. :thumbsup:

03-19-2003, 04:49 PM
for internet explorer and opera you cah use

after the ip address or domain you can specify a port in the fomation


03-19-2003, 04:51 PM
CuteFTP Pro seems pretty nifty...

Philip M
03-19-2003, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by ionsurge
CuteFTP Pro seems pretty nifty...

I use CuteFTP and am very happy with it. Strongly recommend!

03-20-2003, 04:08 AM
/me just a whispers® to ion n' phi...
glad/great to just a see® you guys were ok with it...:O))) it used to just a crash® most of the time on /mes comp :O(((...n' since /me got the ws_ftp LE ??? /me has been just a problem® free...:O)))

03-20-2003, 04:46 AM
No offense to anyone's preferences, but i have tried them all, and i can SURELY say...FlashFXP is by far the easiest, most capable ftp client software available.

Get a trial for free, or look on mirc for it.


03-20-2003, 07:56 AM
In terms of paid FTP programs, I would say WS FTP Pro leads by a far stretch.

There is a trial over in www.ipswitch.com - you can download that and try it for yourselves.


Grant Palin
03-20-2003, 05:13 PM
Last night, I downloaded and installed ws_ftp LE, and it seems to work well. I tried uploading a number of pages to my site, and it took a while (because of all the seperate files), but it worked well. I had no trouble getting connected and seeing the process through. So I guess I'm happy with that. Are any of the other ftp programs noticeably faster when it comes to uploading files?

03-20-2003, 05:50 PM
Not really - they all will be more or less the same, it all depends on your upload transfer capabilities, ie. if you have broadband or a measly 56K, as the programs must execute commands seperately.


03-20-2003, 07:10 PM
in wsftp_le you can select multiple files or folders on one side of it by click on each file whist holding shift. Using this method you can tell it to transfer whole folder, if you transfer a folder it will be copied to the server in a folder with the same name.

using this method oy u can tell it to up load and go and do something else.


03-20-2003, 07:21 PM
@scroots, yes it may do it all without your intervention, but each process is executed individually.

03-21-2003, 01:27 AM
Originally posted by scroots
in wsftp_le you can select multiple files or folders on one side of it by click on each file whist holding shift.

/me just a whispers® to scr...
ummm isnttt the ol' shift key for when ya wanna 'transfer' from here tooo just a there®??? whilst the shift/control does the individual ones with the 'click' on the file???

/me makes just a mental® note to herself...please notice whichhh key youre just a pressing® on with the 'shift' one when individually just a selecting® the files...lol