FileZilla Server is a free and open source FTP server which provides many of the most common features available on commercial FTP servers.
If you require FTP file serving from a Windows system, then FileZilla Server is definitely worth a look. It follows many of the same principles of the FileZilla FTP client.
When installing the server, users are given the option to select different components of FileZilla Server. It can be run as a Windows service, automatically on Windows boot as a regular application or from the Start Menu manually.
FileZilla Server is able to add users to the service which can access FTP accounts and they are organized in to groups which can be given different permissions. For example, administrators can gain read and write access to all folders while guests may only view certain directories.
Further settings include the toggle of SSL and TLS encryption settings for secure file transfers, passive mode, logging and speed limits.
The logging interface of FileZilla Server is helpful for keeping an eye on connection attempts, actions, downloads, etc. The lower panel lists currently active connections, their account name and transfer status.
In a nutshell: FileZilla Server is a useful FTP server for Windows which is easy to configure, uses little system resources like RAM and CPU and isn't prone to crashing. Its support of secure connections is also very helpful.
FileZilla Server is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from servers without restrictions. FileZilla Server 0.9.60.2 Beta is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this ftp server software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Tim Kosse.
We have tested FileZilla Server 0.9.60.2 Beta against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]