Many times we find programs of free distribution and open source that we are surprised by its powerful capabilities and save us, incidentally, the financial outlay to acquire a commercial software to accomplish the same task. The case that we are discussing in this article is an FTP program called FileZilla which covers an area of work in which we all have ever to participate: transfer files from our pages to the server, procedure that uses the FTP protocol which means File Transfer Protocol, if someone didn’t know. Cararacteristicas of the programme the programme is developed for the Windows platform, valid for all versions, from Windows 95 to XP. As discussed on the page of the product, it is designed to withstand the maximum features, always taking care of speed and ensuring a stable environment. Main features include support for Spanish language during the execution of the program, not the installer, not offering that possibility. Also with the the best FTP software features: ability to continue interrupted downloads tool site manager FTP capability to keep alive the connection with the server FTP support for working together with firewalls support SOCKS4/5 and HTTP1.1 connections secure SSL and SFTP loads queue and downloads support for Drag & Drop (drag and drop) ability to work with multiple connections our opinion first printing that has given us the program is that it is extremely fast and handles connections that gives pleasure to upload files as fast as possible. We can always configure if we want to use multiple connections or not, what offers us the possibility to choose the best method. The second detail we found is a very similar to that of other programs, even improved interface to the classic Cute FTP.
The interface configuration and the visible Windows can be adjusted quickly with the menu bar, which gives it versatility for different environments and different habits of the users. Anyway, I don’t think that the interface is strong, since that to any part of it is noted that some improvement of its usability need you. Research has reached its most positive point when we have agreed to the options menu. The number of parameters that you can configure in FileZilla is very high, even with options unknown to us at this kind of programs. Many of the options, the truth, will be useful for advanced users, but other insurance that is understood, how to define the limit of bandwidth of downloads or uploads files.
It is also worth a mention to the installer program, which allows us to choose the features to install – a typical installation takes about 5 megs – and choose the working modes best suited to our work. Among them we can highlight the possibility to run in safe mode, without the ability to save configurations for one or several different users and passwords to be saved. Conclusion since the alpha version of the program appeared in 2001, this project has found a very promising result. No doubt it’s a pretty limited development time so you will have to congratulate the community that created it and congratulate ourselves by being able to enjoy the best advantages and without releasing a hard.
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