FTP Server

Developer: Langui.net

Current Version: 2.4.1

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 1.9 MB - Download


FTP Server provides a simple way to share / exchange files between your computers and other devices.

* Ports below 1024 are supported now (port 21 included).

FTP(File Transfer Protocol) is a standard network protocol used to transfer computer files from one host to another host over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet.

FTP Server lets you run the FTP service on your own computer and you can access the files on the host computer with any standard FTP client such as FileZilla or WinSCP. OS X provides read-only FTP access in Finder, you can press Command-K in a Finder window and enter the FTP URL (something like, and connect to FTP Server.

FTP Server comes with its own authentication, you don't need to expose your computer accounts to other people nor do you need to create a system user for the authentication purpose.

* Features

• Easy to use: you can simply start the FTP service without any additional configuration.
• Configurable: server root, port, anonymous access options are available.
• Built-in authentication.
• Lightweight: FTP Server requires very little resources to run and the app size is relatively small.
• All kinds of regular files supported: folders, documents, photos, movies, apps, backups and other files.

* Please restart the FTP service after changing the configuration / the FTP accounts.

Note: the default document root points to "/Users/*username*/Library/Containers/net.langui.FTPServer/Data/Documents/FTPShare", you can press Command-G in Finder to go to destination folder.


Release Notes:

• Make files uploaded / created by the root user writable for other users


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.4
Review by svenoaks

Working and fast - Haven’t used long but setup was a breeze and transfer speeds are really fast.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.1
Review by Borg Homer

Only works on ephemeral ports - This information should have been in the description. After I purchased, I had to zoom in on the screenshot to see where it shows the port cannot be lower than 1024. Unfortunately, I have to transfer files from a device, which cannot connect to a not standard FTP port. Why was the screenshot of the entire desktop? Was this on purpose? So you could not get a close look of the limitation? Bait and switch, simple as that.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.4.1
Review by heavydevelopment

DO NOT USE THIS APP! - Especially if you are running a webserver. This FTP server is vulnerable to being hacked. The Mac Mini webserver I have running was compromised by the Photo.scr virus. I had upgraded to High Sierra and came to find that the updated MacOS server doesn’t have an FTP service anymore. I purchased this to allow FTP updates to my WordPress sites. I then started to notice some of my sites going to white screen. There were files being generated in my web directories and the pages being altered. Apparently this is a huge issue and one of the reasons Apple doesn’t include an FTP server with their server software. If you use FTP at all use SFTP otherwise known as SSH File Transfer Protocol.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people