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ProFTPD Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to ProFTPD for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is FileZilla Server, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to ProFTPD and 16 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to ProFTPD are Baby FTP Server, Microsoft IIS, Xlight FTP Server and Server!.

ProFTPD alternatives are mainly FTP Servers but may also be Web Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ProFTPD.
This page was last updated Jun 28, 2019
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  1. FileZilla Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FileZilla Server, sister product to FileZilla Client, is an FTP server that supports FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS). FTP over SSL/TLS provides secure encrypted connections to the server.

  2. Baby FTP Server

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    This Baby FTP server has only the most necessary features and is yet powerful enough to be a basis for a more complex server.

  3. Microsoft IIS

    • Windows

    Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows® Server is a flexible, secure and easy-to-manage Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web application hosting, IIS’s scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.

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  4. Xlight FTP Server

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Xlight FTP Server is a high performance and easy to use ftp server software for Windows. It is designed to handle thousands of simultaneous ftp clients and use very little CPU and memory.

  5. Server!

    • Windows Server! is the free FTP, FTPS, and SFTP server for Windows by Syncplify, Inc.

  6. Quick ‘n Easy FTP Server

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Quick 'n Easy FTP Server is a multi threaded FTP server for Windows 98/NT/XP/2003 and Vista(32 bits) that can be easily setup even by inexperienced users.

  7. Windows FTP Server with SFTP and SSL. Includes events automation. Recommended by Cisco for CUCM backup. Offers an optional Web Interface.

  8. Serv-U FTP Server

    • Windows

    delivers quick, easy, and reliable file transfer for your organization. You can exchange sensitive files with your trading partners using secure FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) over both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

  9. Gene6 FTP Server

    • Windows

    Gene6 FTP Server is an advanced FTP server software for Windows developed specifically for security and high performance requirements. Gene6 FTP Server is a professional Windows FTP Server featuring speed, reliability and customization.


    Development ceased in 2011 and the website is largely broken with every page except the homepage returning 404 Errors.

  10. zFTPServer Suite

    • Windows

    zFTPServer Suite is a user friendly and easy to use FTP server. It offers all the standard FTP features, as well as support for SSL/TLS, transfer limits, real-time monitoring, virtual directories, and user groups.

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