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Hello Friends! If you’re in the stage of buying the right CuteFTP version for you, then please spend a couple of minutes taking a look at the table below.

First of all, let me tell you that CuteFTP is the ultimate FTP or file transfer client for file transfer between a computer and an FTP server/s. It’s an often essential tool especially if you publish contents online. Whether those are images, software, music you’d like to share to all corners of the world, use CuteFTP.

Features Lite Home Professional
Security and Protocols Standard FTP Yes Yes Yes
FTP over SSL (FTPS)   Yes Yes
Secure Shell (SSH)     Yes
OpenPGP Encryption     Yes
HTTPS     Yes
OTP     Yes
Right Click Shell Integration     Yes
Step-by-step Connection Wizard Yes Yes Yes
Color Coded Tabs     Yes
XP Color Icons

Configuration Options

Classic and Professional Interface Modes

Advanced Search

Podcast Manager

Advanced Operations After Transfer

Local Backup

Integrated Editor

Filtered Listings

Synchronize Folders

Folder Monitoring

Site Backup (archival)

Script/Macro Recording & Playback

Transfer Resume

Scheduled Transfers

Concurrent Transfers

Multi-part Transfers

Turbo Transfer

Compressed Transfers

Site-to-Site Transfers (FXP)

Transfer Integrity

Bandwidth throttle



























































Total 5 15 30

Source: SoftwareCasa CuteFTP

Have you decided yet? If you still have a question or two, feel free to get in touch with me. I’d be more than willing to help you. For the best FTP sharing experience–Buy the CuteFTP Version that’s right for you!

Until next time,


How to Upload Files using CuteFTP

uploadHello There,

Hope you are enjoying our series of tutorials and that your CuteFTP skills are improving every day.

If you are reading this and do not yet own a copy or are simply curious, CuteFTP is a File Transfer Protocol client that is used to transfer files from your computer to other File Transfer Protocol servers, be it downloading images, music or software, or transferring small or large files, CuteFTP gets the job done always. Read more…

For CuteFTP newbies out there who are still on the verge of learning the ABC’s of CuteFTP.  I’m happy to give you this tutorial about one of the very basic functions of CuteFTP –  ‘to upload files’.  You may also check out all our other tutorials in the previous posts once you have a hang of this one.

In this tutorial, I’m using CuteFTP Home but you can use the same steps in case you are using CuteFTP Lite, Professional or Mac.

Before you can start uploading files to a web server, you should create an FTP site.

How do you Create an FTP Site?

– There are three ways to create a new FTP site:


1. File > New > FTP Site;

2. Click on the New button on top > FTP Site; or

3. Press CTRL + N on your keyboard


– Next Complete the the following:

1. Your desired Label.

2. Your Host Address, it can be a domain (i.e. www.example.com) or an IP address like 111.222.333.444. (This can be obtained from your hosting company)

3. The Username and Password of that host. (also obtain from your hosting company if you do not already have this info)

4. Comments (optional)

– Click Connect

Once you are successfully connected to the FTP site, you should see all the contents of the FTP site on the the right-hand side.  Now, you are ready to upload files.



– There are two ways to upload a file:

1.  Drag-and-drop the files you want to upload.

Just click on a file > hold down the left mouse button > drag the file to the Web server side > and drop it in the folder you want.

2. On the left-hand side (files on your local disk (computer), click on a file > click the right mouse button > select Upload.


You will see the upload progress as show in the image above, when it’s already 100% that means the upload was successful and you will then see the uploaded file on the Web server side.

Congratulations! You made it!

Until Next Time stay connected for our next Tutorial 😉

Peter – Your CuteFTP Guide


Hello There,

Before I assume that everyone reading this knows about CuteFTP  I will share it again. Cute FTP is a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client used to transfer files between your computer and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers.

We recently started a series of Tutorials on using CuteFTP.  But today we will tackle one of the most common support questions received from CuteFTP users.

It is usually encountered by CuteFTP users when they upgrade to Windows XP SP2 and then try to connect to the server, it fails! This happens because right after the installation, the Windows Firewall automatically blocks unsolicited connections to your computer and vice versa and also the ports needed to be able to connect to the FTP server.

There’s only one solution to this, and that is to configure the Windows Firewall settings and add the port necessary to connect to any FTP server. Here’s the work-around on how to allow incoming connections through port 21:

* NOTE: Port 21 – a reserved port in TCP/IP networking utilized by the FTP. CuteFTP starts a session to be able to connect to this port on FTP server, in the same way that the server responds via the port 21 with messages prompting the client for a username and password.


1.  Open Control Panel > Security Center

2.  Click Windows Firewall –  a dialog box will pop up.

3.  Click on Exceptions tab > Add Port, a dialog box appears.

4.  On the Add a Port dialog box, key in “FTP” on the Name field and “21” on the Port field. Make sure that TCP button is ticked.

5.  Click OK.

Before trying to see if you can now connect to your FTP server, make sure that CuteFTP is set to Port mode.

If you are using  CuteFTP Home:

1.  Open Site Manager > click on the site with problems.

2.  On the Type tab, under Data Connection change the setting to Use PORT.

If using CuteFTP Professional and Lite:

1. Open Site Manager > right-click on the site with problems > click Properties.

2.  On the Type tab, under Data Connection change the setting to Use PORT.

I hope that this has been helpful to you.

Until Next Tim, Enjoy your CuteFTP! 😉

Peter – Your CuteFTP Guide

cuteftp Hello Friend,

Many FTP Clients have been developed today, and as the cliché goes, each claiming that they are the best FTP client ever and it goes on and on.

In my own search for the top FTP Client I found one with features that spoke louder than words this is GlobalScape’s  CuteFTP.

Some of you maybe asking what is an FTP client?  It is simply a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client used to transfer files between your computer and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers.

Whether you would like to publish a Web page, download the latest digital images, music, or software, or if you are just transferring large files between your home and office, Cute FTP gets the job done every time.

I’m no computer pro just an ordinary computer user whose daily task revolves around customer support and team-based projects. Using CuteFTP was a walk in the park. Very simple and user friendly.

CuteFTP has some excellent features which I must share with you.  The top 3 for me were the following. I won’t spoil the fun discover the rest and share!

Here are my top 3:

1. Backup Features (Local and Site)


With this feature you do not have to worry if your ISP letting you down, you have full control and peace of mind because CuteFTP performs a backup on your local site.

Regretful days are gone for not creating a backup files as you don’t  have to do it manually anymore. You can now have a backup on a schedule without having to do it manually. It’s quick, easy and secure from your computer to the remote server.

2. Step-by-Step Connection Wizard

As I’ve said, I’m no computer pro, having a guide has been a huge help in making things easier and quicker for me than resorting on searching on the web for hours on How tos’.

3. Transfer Resume – No more Trash Files!

resume-settingsIn relation to the intermittent connection  that most of us get I am so thankful that compared with other FTP clients, I don’t need to worry about  getting trash files from the interrupted transfer due to connection problems. With CuteFTP, I can resume the transfer from where it has left off, without creating a trash file.

These are just 3 of the top features I love about CuteFTP  from a mediocre person’s point of view. You can discover more features…

If you already own CuteFTP and are missing out on the new features you may upgrade here.

Until next time 😉

Peter – Your CuteFTP Guide