We always use IIS' FTP service but recently we have had a few problems with it; what FTP service do you recomend for IIS?

We use Windows Server and Windows XP in the clients.

A free version is a must, We are now considering FileZilla and WarFtp, We will be having 100 concurrent connections.

closed as not constructive by voretaq7 Jul 27 '12 at 21:47

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

locked by HopelessN00b Dec 5 '14 at 2:54

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions here. This question and its answers are frozen and cannot be changed. See the help center for guidance on writing a good question.

Read more about locked posts here.

  • do you prefer a single port SFTP (port 22) or a dual port FTP(21+20)/FTPS(990+989) solution? – djangofan Oct 20 '09 at 20:48
  • single port is fine, but dual port is better – Jedi Master Spooky Oct 20 '09 at 21:49

Filezilla; it's free, easy to set up and manage but very powerful. Ability to use non directory users is a big plus.

  • 3
    +1: It's free and extremely stable. – Jon Tackabury Apr 30 '09 at 12:47
  • I would second this. And it is free – Xetius Apr 30 '09 at 12:48
  • It's also quite easy to integrate Filezilla's users with LDAP or active directory, because the config is a very easy-to-parse XML file. – Portman Apr 30 '09 at 18:01

My company makes a high quality file server with access points for FTP/FTPS/SFTP/WebDav/HTTP/HTTPS.

The product name is Null FTP Server and there is a free version available.

Some of the features:

  • REST HTTP API to control the server
  • Remote administration for 1 or more servers.
  • x86 and x64 variants are available.
  • User authentication is supported with windows user accounts, active directory, and/or built-in accounts.
  • You can either lock a user account into a directory or use the server's root directory.
  • Virtual directories are also supported.
  • several other key features and screenshots
  • I have to say, that I was skeptical at first and I tried your FTP server and its great. Great job with that. The config screen for SSL access is especially nice... great job making it easy to understand. ;-) – djangofan Oct 20 '09 at 20:46

IIS7 has a completely new FTP component (separate download!) which is a big step up - try to upgrade to Server 2008 and use it if possible ;)

A few of the "features" are ftp over ssl, better user isolation, utf8 and ipv6, support for virtual hosts (think web host header separation)...

  • +1 for 2008 FTP service, used it & its great – Nick Kavadias Oct 21 '09 at 5:41

We just deployed Gene6 FTP Server onto our shared platform. It performs pretty well (1200-1300 sites per server), it's not expensive, and it has a COM API so you can script pretty much all of the configuration without too much fuss.


When OP originally asked this question 'A free version is a must' was not specified at the time I answered.

  • Why the downvote? – Kev May 26 '09 at 14:52
  • I didn't give you the downvote but im surprised you got a vote at all with a ftp server suggestion that costs money... – djangofan Oct 21 '09 at 0:10
  • 1
    When OP originally asked the question he/she didn't specify that it should be free. – Kev Oct 21 '09 at 5:07

The two biggies are Filezilla (free) and Serv-U. I've had really good luck with both of them. Serv-U has gotten progressively more expensive over the years. I seem to remember it being really cheap at some point.

  • 1
    I used Serv-U for years and was curious on the price. I do believe it has gone up some but I don't remember what I've paid for it in the past. – Chris Porter May 5 '09 at 3:03

WarFTP? Please: http://www.warftp.org/


A collage of mine recommend WarFTP? Any info about this?

  • Haven't used it in a LONG while, but if I recall there were security issues. – Jay Stevens May 1 '09 at 16:25

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.