Introduction to WS_FTP

Introduction to WS_FTP

WS_FTP is an commercial FTP client for Microsoft Windows. WS_FTP was originally created in 1993 by John A Junod, but it has been maintained by Ipswitch Inc. since 1996. WS_FTP is regarded by many to be the standard that FTP clients are compared to.

WS_FTP Professional offers a very robust set of features in an extremely easy to use interface.

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  • FTP and FTP-SSL transfers are supported.
  • With linked folder navigation, you can browse through identical directory trees on your computer and the server at the same time.
  • Transfer Logging enables you to store your transactions in a log file.
  • Secure FTP transfers.
  • SSH key pair generation so you can connect and transfer without passwords.
  • Scheduled / un-attended file transfers.
  • Support for FTP scripting.
  • Never lose a file on the server with remote file searching.
  • With WS_FTP's automatic file compression, you'll transfer files faster.
  • File encryption.

Downloading and Installing WS_FTP

WS_FTP can be downloaded from the Ipswitch website:

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The WS_FTP installer for Microsoft Windows

Both versions may be purchased for nominal fee. While there is not a free version available, both versions of WS_FTP may be downloaded for a 30 day evaluation period free of charge.

Installation of WS_FTP couldn't be easier.:

  1. Download the WS_FTP client file.
  2. Double-click the downloaded WS_FTP_Install.exe file.
  3. Follow the installation prompts. The default options are preset to get you going in the right direction.

What's Next with WS_FTP

Once you have WS_FTP installed, you'll want to exploit its capabilities. Here's a few short tutorial pages to get you off on the right foot.

Connecting and Transferring Files with WS_FTP

Connecting and transferring files with WS_FTP is simple and uncomplicated. You'll be transferring files in no time at all.

Monitoring File Transfers with WS_FTP

Making sure that your files transfer successfully is a fundamental feature of an FTP client. WS_FTP keeps you apprised in plain English.

Using the Site Manager and Bookmarks in WS_FTP

WS_FTP's Site Manager allows you to keep track of your ExaVault account details in a intuitive window.

File Transfer Planet

Ipswitch sponsors a great website that contains all manner of great information – and not just about WS_FTP! File Transfer Planet is a community resource page that provides FTP Guides.

ftp-clients/ws-ftp/00-introduction.txt · Last modified 2019/08/03 23:17 (external edit)