Linux + Open Source + FTP = FileZilla
January 23, 2019

Linux + Open Source + FTP = FileZilla

Jerry Janes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with FileZilla

I use FileZilla to transfer website files onto remote servers. Many hosting solutions provide file management solutions, but often they are limited in functionality, not to mention proprietary, where FileZilla remains Open Source and in my opinion, a better file transfer solution than others I have used. One example is that Linux, the OS I use, works perfectly and simply with FileZilla. If you seek a user-friendly FTP solution, this is a great one to start and stick with.
  • User friendly across the board
  • Supports multiple FTP protocols including FTPS and SFTP
  • Available for multiple Operating Systems including Windows, OS and of course, Linux
  • Supports resume feature
  • Transfers large files
  • Site Manager easily centralizes multiple sites
  • Drag & drop supported
  • Keep-alive function
  • In the past, I have read that its plain text password storage was a security risk. I know FileZilla's programmers have explained this is not so, but I still would like to see encrypted storage.
  • Simple. Open Source = Maximum ROI. I train and support clients who use it to manage their own web presences, and they too appreciate the invaluable ROI of FileZilla.
Not listed on TrustRadius: ACEftp, CoffeeCup, and CuteFTP, all of which I abandoned over time as FileZilla is more functional, reliable, and user-friendly.
If you are new to FTP, FileZilla is an ideal program as it is fully functional and as user friendly as possible. FTP can be daunting to new users, but this makes it relatively easy.