16 02, 2015

Connecting to CompleteFTP using FileZilla

This tutorial demonstrates how to connect to your CompleteFTP server using the popular FTP/SFTP client, FileZilla, which can be downloaded hereFileZilla supports FTP, FTPS and SFTP.

Before looking at this tutorial, make sure you have CompleteFTP installed, and a user created (see here).


1. After installing FileZilla, open up the program.

Near the top of the FileZilla window, there is a QuickConnect Bar;

2. Enter your server’s address into the Host […]

16 02, 2015

Connecting to CompleteFTP with WinSCP

This tutorial demonstrates how to connect to your CompleteFTP server using the popular FTP/SFTP client, WinSCP, which can be downloaded hereWinSCP supports FTP, FTPS, SFTP and SCP.

Before looking at this tutorial, make sure you have CompleteFTP installed, and a user created (see here).


1. After installing and launching WinSCP, the Login window is shown, below.

Enter the user name and password of a user that has been created in CompleteFTP previously.

If you are connecting from the same machine that CompleteFTP was […]

16 02, 2015

Getting started with CompleteFTP

This tutorial explains how to get started with CompleteFTP, our Windows secure file server supporting a variety of secure file transfer protocols, including FTPS, SFTP, SCP and HTTPS.


1. The latest Windows installer can be downloaded from here. To install, double-click on the installer executable, and you will be taken through the steps required to set up CompleteFTP. You may require Administrator permissions to run the installer.

Note that you will have the option of […]

12 02, 2015

Phasing out SHA-1

Hash algorithms such as MD5 and SHA-1 are important mathematical functions used widely in software, particularly in secure protocols such as SSL/TLS and SSH.

These functions are supplied a block of data, known as the message, and produce a much smaller hash value, known as the message digest or simply the digest. The same message will always result in the same digest. The key thing to know about hash algorithms is that if the contents of a message have been altered, the […]

21 01, 2015

HTTPS or SFTP – which is best?

We were recently asked by a CompleteFTP user which was the best protocol to use for file transfers – HTTPS or SFTP. In particular, the user was interested in large transfers and security.

SFTP and HTTPS are quite different protocols. SFTP is a protocol for file transfer over SSH (secure shell), and is very similar in functionality to FTP – it is designed for secure file transfer.

HTTPS is a secure version of HTTP (using […]

21 01, 2015

The CompleteFTP roadmap for 2015

CompleteFTP, our secure FTP server for Windows, has quite a long development history, and has undergone considerable change since its inception. HTTP support, clustering, a multi-protocol gateway, file sharing and custom extensions are just some of the key features added in the last few years.

But what of the future? What can CompleteFTP users expect from 2015?

Last year we did a customer survey, and this year we’re talking to as many of our customers as possible to find […]