Happy Birthday FileZilla
FileZilla celebrates its 13th birthday this week having been initially released on the 22st June 2001, the free downloadable FTP solution includes FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server used to both transfer files and allow access to files by others. The idea for FileZilla came from a class project by 3 computer science students including Tim Kosse, and it was agreed in the early stages of development that an open-source licence would be used to allow anyone and everyone to benefit from the new technology.
FileZilla has proved hugely popular, and support for users is offered through forums, bug and feature request trackers and the wiki. Easy to use and with an intuitive graphical interface, FileZilla offers a fast and reliable cross platform solution together with a wealth of features.
In addition to FTP, FTPS, and SSH File Transfer Protocol support, FileZilla also includes IPv6 support, running on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and BSD amongst others. Now offered in nearly 50 languages, it facilitates remote file editing and search, and large file transfer with pausing and continuation enabled through its resume functionality. Along with the Network Configuration Wizard, FileZilla allows data speeds to be controlled and provides site manager functionality with its tabbed user interface enabling browsing and transfer of files on multiple servers.
With a 5 star rating from cNet.com, and confirmed as one of the most popular downloads of all time from SourceForge.net who host the source code, FileZilla provides a robust, fast and easy solution to manage your files, and best of all it doesn’t cost you a penny.