Review: Filezilla FTP Client

I haven’t posted for awhile, so I decided to do a review. I will be reviewing the Filezilla FTP Client, which is freely available at filezilla-project.org.

As I build websites professionally, I have to upload files to servers quite often, and you need a tool to do it. Filezilla, is one such tool.

The Filezilla user interface consists of five main sections:

The top bar, which is what you use to connect to a server and do other administrative tasks.

The local folder view, which shows a “Windows Explorer” like display of the folders on your local machine.

The local file view, which lists the files in the selected folder. This is where you actually upload the files to the server.

The remote folder view, which does the same thing as the local one, except it lists the folders on the remote server.

The remote file view, which lists the files in the selected folder on the remote server.

When uploading files to a server, you typically follow the following steps:

  1. Connect to the server using the tool in the software
  2. Find the folder and file in your local file system that you want to upload
  3. Find the folder in the remote server that you want to upload to.
  4. Double-click on the file you want to upload.

Its that simple! You can use the same process to download files from a server.

A few things I don’t like with the software:

  1. It doesn’t remember your choice (after you restart the program) about whether to overwrite existing files.
  2. The feature that updates the software sometimes makes the program hang..

Apart from that, I really like this software and would recommend it to anyone who needs to do FTP uploading

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