Uses and features of FTP Server in Windows® 7
What is the significance of FTP Server in Windows® 7? What are the prominent features of the server?
FTP is the File Transfer Protocol which is an important protocol for file transferring between several computers in a network. FTP is built on client server architecture. FTP server is the application which runs on FTP protocol and which is used for the smooth transfer of files over the network. This is known as a reliable method of file sharing between different systems interconnected through an Internet. You could download FTP servers and client software from websites. All these provide cross platform facility and hence work well in all major platforms which include UNIX, Linux, Windows and Macintosh. All FTP servers provide good reliability, efficiency, security and configuration option. This software is available both as open source and paid software and most of them could work in virtual platforms. FTP servers associates various authentication techniques like open SSL and certification authentication.
The uses and features of FTP server in Windows 7 are given below:
- Support for multiple protocols
- Easy administration
- Virtual directories
One of the prominent features of the FTP server is interoperability or portability. This is a feature which makes FTP servers operable in several platforms like Windows or UNIX. Making the software to work well in all platforms is the major challenge in the development of software. A good FTP server work wells in all platforms like Windows, Solaris, UNIX or Linux.
Support for multiple protocols
Protocols are a set of instructions which are needed to do several processes. FTP server could support many protocols like FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, and SFTP. All these protocols are very important in Internet as each one has its own features and responsibilities. HTTP is a very important protocol in networking which stands for Hyper Text Transfer protocol. This is known as the foundation of WWW (World Wide Web). HTTP is request response protocol which operates in the application layer of network.
FTP servers provide several easy management panels with good GUI support. FTP servers could be managed remotely too and this allows the administrator to manage it using a web browser. This could be done at any time when the administrator wants. FTP servers could provide good APIs. API is an application programming interface.
Virtual directories are the mechanism which helps you to monitor the FTP server in real-time. This tool allows you to monitor each user in a network which is connected to your server. This feature allows you to gather detailed information about each computer which is connected to the server.
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