FileZilla FTP Server
FileZilla Server is a server that supports FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS which provides secure encrypted connections to the server.
FileZilla supports SSL, the same level of encryption supported by your web browser, to protect your data. When using SSL your data is encrypted so that prying eyes cannot see it, and your confidential information is protected. It also supports on-the-fly data compression, which can improve the transfer rates.
Unfortunately, the compression setting can have mixed results, so it is advised to use it with care. It is possible for files that are already compressed to be transferred over the network using more than their original data size.
Support for SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is not implemented in Filezilla Server.
Installation and Setup - Windows
- Run the exe installer
- Select admin port and remember this port
- Launch FileZilla Server Interface
- Enter port from above, enter (new) password for administration, click ok/connect
- Create a user and/or group with permissions to a home directory.
- Add additional directory and set the alias name to display within home directory (e.g. /AliasName)
Setup on Windows 7 with built-in firewall
After installation, make sure FileZilla Server is registered as an allowed program to the built-in firewall's allowed programs. In the Control Panel, select System and Security. In Windows Firewall section, choose 'Allowed Programs' to open configuration window. Check both private and public network selection for "FileZilla Server" (Not "FileZilla Server Interface". If "FileZilla Server" is not listed, remember to add "C:\Program Files\FileZilla Server\FileZilla server.exe" or wherever it is installed). If private network is not selected, the incoming FTP connection would be blocked.