|Reliability and data transfer safety are now
of paramount importance. We offer the best solution for professional webmasters.
Nowadays, there are a lot of FTP-clients for beginners available on the
market. Let's take the freeware version of FTP Commander, for example.
New users often consider that a small number of buttons is a program benefit.
How many buttons are really enough for comfortable work and what program
should professionals choose? It is like deciding what is better: a large
limousine or a sports car? Everything depends on the particular situation
and goals you would like to achieve. Here, FastTrack FTP is especially
designed for the most demanding professionals and offers everything a professional
would expect from such a program, and more.
features modern security standards including SSL, SSL2, SSL3, TLS, SSH, SSH2, PGP,
and password encryption. The program supports a multitasking data transfer
mode, files and folders synchronization, scripts, 128-bit encoding, and
more. FastTrack FTP allows you to create and configure various error
processing rules, file overwriting rules, action processing and more.
Let's look closer at the program's capabilities.
Don't worry, you won't be overwhelmed with dozens of tabs, buttons and
more. FastTrackFTP has an intuitive and handy UI ("drag-and-drop"
supported) which allows beginners as well computer professionals to learn
the software quickly.
To support simultaneous file transfer, FastTrackFTP
creates the required number of sessions. At this time (during the file
transfer process), a user can continue browsing the site. The software
allows you to create 'smart' file renaming rules, extension processing
rules, registry editing rules, and set up data transfer modes (ASCII or
Binary). FastTrackFTP also features a special carriage return symbols
editor which can be very useful when editing scripts. The software can
automatically turn on/off the passive data transfer mode as needed and
correct connection settings input errors.
a really handy site manager (FTP-server editor) which allows you to easily
handle large number of sites. It also includes a built-in zip-compressor.
FastTrackFTP can handle file groups and
allows you to change attributes of files stored on an FTP-server. The special
editor allows you to edit files directly on the server. You can set up
additional custom commands and add them to the main menu. Custom commands
can be grouped by various criteria. It is also possible to connect an external
HTML editor to edit web pages and other files.
For business sites, as opposed to private home
pages, information security comes into play. Can you estimate the possible
losses in case your web site is hacked? Chances are that the loss
would be painful. With this in mind, you should remember the one big FTP-protocol
disadvantage: data is transmitted in an un-encrypted form. That is why
FTP supports Shell Access, FTPS (File Transfer Protocol using SSL),
SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) and many others. The good news is
that you do not need to install and connect any additional external libraries
in order to use these protocols. Thus, all traffic will be encrypted and
it will be impossible to intercept your login and password.
Among other useful features, we would like to
draw your attention to the following: download resume, log files, directories
compare and synchronization with a few clicks (considering local time zones),
clipboard monitoring, transferal of large (over 1 GB) files, proxy servers
and firewalls support, SOCKS 4, 4.5 and 5, download speed display, and
assigning the starting directory (on a local hard drive as well as on a
server) for each server. There is also a 'keep alive' feature which keeps
the connection to a server alive by sending special commands. All this
speeds up your work and allows you to avoid unnecessary searches. When
connected to a desired FTP-server, you get the desired server directory
opened in the right panel and the desired local hard disk directory in
the left panel. When comparing the contents of the local directory and
the server contents, files that differ are highlighted.
The built-in scheduler can do all the night work
while you are sleeping.