Best 5 Free FTP Clients or How to Put the File to the Root Directory

2016.08.04

Nancy Ryan

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a special network protocol to transfer the file from your computer to a web hosting server.

FTP Client is a software that allows managing the files located on the Internet through your personal computer. You may use such program to put the files into the root directory on your site.

We have gathered some of the best Free FTP Clients to easier the procedure of placing the files into the root directory, as it’s rather frequent and necessary action using our service.

1. FileZilla

FileZilla is the most popular multi-platform FTP Client. It offers support of FTP, FTPS and SFTP and  IPv6 as well. User-friendly interface, easy to use, with a sufficient amount of options and opportunities. You may upload the files up to 4 Gb.

Available for: all platforms

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2. WinSCP

WinSCP is a good alternative for FileZilla. It is an open source FTP Client for Windows users, which offers support for FTP, SFTP and WebDAV protocols. It’s one of the most powerful and secure FTP clients. The simple interface allows you to use drag-and-drop file transfer and shortcut icons. There is a feature, Directory Synchronization, which let you keep two directories in sync, either automatically or semi-manually.

Available for: Windows

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3. FireFTP

FireFTP is not a dedicated FTP Client. It is integrated with Mozilla Firefox browser. If Mozilla is your default browser, then this is the best solution for you, as this Client runs on all platforms. It offers support for various protocols, including SFTP. Among the other options, there are drag-and-drop support, file compression, FXP support, proxy support, timestamp synchronization, IPv6 and File Hashing.

Available for: all platforms (Mozilla Firefox browser only)

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4. Cyberduck

Cyberduck is not a typical FTP Client; it’s also a “file browser”. It offers support for protocols FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files, Google Drive, Google Storage, Amazon S3 and Akamai CDNs. Compared to the other FTP Clients, Cyberduck optimizes options for organizing and bookmarking, such as Spotlight Importer, history, etc. Cyberduck is rather popular thanks to these features.

Available for:  Windows, Mac

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5. Coffee Cup Free FTP

This FTP Client is super easy to use with the animated creative interface. It is best for beginners. There are just basic options, no extra functions you don’t need. It also contains the insert ZIP-archiver.  It offers support for FTP, SFTP and FTPS protocols.

Available for: Windows XP+

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Have you used any of these FTP Clients? What is your favorite one?

Share your experience in the comments.

 

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