The FTP clients are very useful multi-purpose software for website owners.

Their main interest is the transfer of files from a computer to a site or a server (and vice versa) which can be used to modify a site or to manually make a backup of the latter.

Here is a small selection of 5 free and accessible FTP clients.

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FileZilla – Windows and Mac

FileZilla is arguably the most well-known and widely used FTP client, so its presence here is hardly surprising.

Accessible and very customizable, it allows you to quickly and securely transfer large quantities of files to a website or server.

Cyberduck – Windows and Mac

cyberduck ftp client

Cyberduck is one of the best alternatives to FileZilla.

This free software has all the features expected of this kind of tool: it supports a multitude of protocols (FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, etc.)

Note: Although it is available on both Mac and Windows, Cyberduck has more advanced features on Apple’s operating system.

WinSCP – Windows

winscp ftp-client

WinSCP is an FTP client available exclusively on Windows and one of the most popular among users of this system.

In addition to being cut for the Microsoft OS, WinSCP has the advantage of offering a “portable” version that can be run from a USB key, for example. Very handy if you work on many different computers.

CoffeeCup Free FTP – Windows

ftp client free ftp

Free FTP is a reliable and accessible software, while being quite customizable.

While it doesn’t have hugely extensive features, it has everything you need to quickly accomplish daily file transfers.

FTP Voyager – Windows

traveling ftp client

FTP Voyager is another free FTP client available only on Windows.

Simple and effective, it will satisfy users who wanted a basic solution for transferring files. FTP Voyager supports FTP, FTPS and SFTP protocols.

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