The FileZilla Project and SSH Alternative

The FileZilla project is an open source development initiative behind the “FileZilla Free FTP Solution”. The project made its first release in 2001. The software is still distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

While not targeted to corporate use, the FileZilla application is a suitable solution for small-scale file transfer requirements, in a situation where the end user is willing and capable of supporting the software on his/her own. The FileZilla project team offers support via their web forums, Wiki-pages, and bug tracking systems.

The SSH Alternative

SSH Communications Security offers a free, modern alternative Windows SFTP client with support for tabbed downloads and full terminal emulation. SSH Communications Security is the original inventor of the SSH protocol, and the leading provider of SSH protocol based secure communication and file transfer solutions.

Read more about the SSH Windows Client.

A Multiprotocol Solution

FileZilla is a cross-platform implementation of the FTP, SFTP, and FTPS protocols. In addition to the unprotected plaintext file transfers it also supports the SFTP and FTPS secure file transfer protocols. For secure file transfers the server-side naturally needs to also support the selected secure protocol. FileZilla SFTP client is fully interoperable with the SSH Tectia SFTP servers.

FileZilla provides end-users with a graphical user interface that provides desktop end users with a familiar and easy user experience.


Multiplatform Support for FileZilla

The FileZilla client software is available for the common desktop operating systems; installation packages are available for download for Windows and macOS. For the Linux operating systems the FileZilla project provides both the source code of the client applications, as well as pre-compiled binary packages in the native package management systems of various Linux distributions.

The FileZilla server implementation is available for the Windows operating systems for Windows Vista and newer versions. There is a version for both 32- and 64-bit platforms for each operating system version.

For more information, see FileZilla Project Home Pages