An Introduction to Viper FTP

An Introduction to Viper FTP

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Viper FTP is a handy and powerful file manager for macOS that you can use to connect with the ExaVault FTP account. Viper FTP allows you to transfer files by FTP, FTPS, and SFTP. Viper FTP allows you to upload files and folders to multiple servers with one click, transfer files in the background without blocking a server, create HTTP URL of a selected file, browse your activity (history), edit files on a remote server, manage local archives.

Main features of Viper FTP:

  • Bookmark your personal, work and social upload servers via FTP. Viper FTP features groups, recent connections and favorites management to make your life more organized.
  • Search for files and information on both computer and remote FTP servers instantly.
  • Keep your transfers organized with the Transfer Queue. Each transfer you start has it's own trace log to watch how the transfer is going on.
  • Viper FTP monitors everything you have done and keeps a record in the History Log. Just browse it to see what file changes have occurred in your servers.
  • Viper FTP provides high secure AES-256 encryption in the CBC mode of single files using the password. Right-click the file(s) you want to encrypt or decrypt in the file listing and enter your password in a dialog box.
  • Viper FTP allows you to quickly preview your image, video, audio, document, and other local or remote files.
  • Edit remote files using any editor, with changes, automatically saved back to the server.

Downloading and Installing Viper FTP

You can download Viper FTP from its’ official website.

After you download the installation file, double click on the DMG file which you have downloaded. Drag Viper FTP icon to your Applications folder, or drag and place in a folder of your choosing.

Connecting and Transferring files with Viper FTP

To create a server connection, open Bookmarks and click the plus button under the server list. When creating or editing a server in the Bookmarks, user can set many attributes of a connection. Most of them are set to default after creating so in most cases you need only enter the server address, username, and password. For example:

  • Hostname: fast-banana.exavault.com
  • Username: fast-banana
  • Password: the password for the account

Transferring files and folders is quick and easy. Besides just clicking and dragging the item that you want to transfer, you can also multi-select and drag items as a group.

To upload files (transfer from a local computer to ExaVault account):

  1. Connect to an ExaVault server.
  2. In the Finder or a second local browser locate the files or folders that you want to upload.
  3. Click and hold the mouse button while dragging the item(s) from the Finder to the Remote pane of Viper FTP.
  4. Release the mouse button. The items are copied (not moved) to the ExaVault account.
  5. You can also use the top toolbar icon or the context menu (right-click on an item to upload).

To download files (transfer from a remote to ExaVault account):

  1. Connect to an ExaVault server.
  2. In the Remote pane, locate the files or folders that you want to download.
  3. Click and hold the mouse button while dragging the item(s) from the Viper FTP Remote pane to the Finder.
  4. Release the mouse button. The items are copied (not moved) to your local location.
  5. You can also use the context menu (right-click on an item to download).

For more information on how to use Viper FTP see manual guide and videos on the official website.

ftp-clients/viper/00-introduction.txt · Last modified 2019/10/24 22:47 (external edit)