Seach for the perfect FTP client
FlashFXP is a FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client for Windows, it offers you easy and fast ways to transfer any file between other local computers (LAN – Local Area Network) running a FTP server or via the Internet (WAN – Wide Area Network) and even directly between two servers using Site to Site transfers (FXP – File eXchange Protocol).
After a long search for me in the quest for a good ftp client I finally got to FlashFXP. The quest started a couple of months ago when I had 3 sites to maintain with only windows’ explorer to upload.
After first going back to my old favorite, WS_FTP I quickly found out that I just couldn’t bear with the price. Since I want all features possible (including Server-to-server file transfers) I had to get the Pro version. At the time it was 45 euro’s (58 dollar).
Next up my my list was Filezilla since I love freeware. While filezilla did look great at first, I ran into trouble when trying to upload a big site with loads of small files (Joomla). The trouble was that a lot of small files failed to be sent. After googling the recommendation was that I opened more than 50 ports. This, however, did not solve the problem.
The last FTP was FlashFXP. This actually felt right at the start and when uploading Joomla it sometimes became a bit slow with the small files but it actually did upload everything correctly. The price is also very good. At 30 dollar for 1 license (23 euro) it offers really good value for money. The software is well supported, the community is active and the developer is friendly. I started using it when version 4 was in beta and the developer quickly eradicated all bugs. This developer (Bigstar) also creates the portable version himself.
With great features, great support, a good community and a great price you can’t go wrong. My decision is final, I’ll continue to use FlashFXP.