FileZilla Client

If you are looking for FileZilla Client, you have come to the right place. We explain what FileZilla Client is and point you to the official download.

What is FileZilla Client?

FileZilla is a free and open source FTP (file transfer protocol) software project that consists of two separate applications, the FileZilla Client and the FileZilla Server. They are nearly identical, only that the FileZilla Server is mostly geared for server environments and thus support a lot more tools and FTP standards, such as FTP over SSL/TLS which are naturally more secure than the more home consumer-oriented FileZilla Client edition. However, both are free and open source, and both, at its core, allows for file transfer between a computer and a remote server using the FTP standard. In 2011, FileZilla is the 7th most popular download on and a recipient of the November 2003 Project of the Month award, and FileZilla also boasts cross-platform capability by running on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Both versions of the FileZilla project support FTP, SFTP (secure FTP), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS). Though FileZilla is one of the most visible FTP clients of all time, beginners are warned not to use it without prior background in how such things work, as FileZilla’s interface are rather cluttered and meant for experienced users. Performance-wise, however, FileZilla trumps most existing FTP clients.

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Last updated: : March 8, 2012