Home FTP server is a simple-to-use, easy to install and very inexpensive FTP server that enables you to share data with others directly from your computer with only little advanced FTP knowhow. Home FTP server allows you to establish user permissions, set up default port numbers, create or change passwords, control FTP permissions and view the logs for FTP sessions. You can also FTP to Windows vista, so if you are not familiar with the Windows environment, you would be best advised to read-up on Windows FTP or Vista before attempting to FTP to Windows using Home Directory. Windows has a number of advantages over Linux FTP, but it is possible to work around these and access Windows through its 'wanndll' utility.
Home FTP server allows you to specify various options such as authentication options, file and folder permissions, port numbers, keep Alive/ Startup type, check for Exo patterns and much more. There are a number of ways how to use this software such as for simple file transfer operations, streaming media, and even automated scanning and extraction of PDF's, HTML documents etc. You can even configure security features to ensure that only selected users have access to certain files and folders. There are several modules available to make use of the software such as Email Safe File Transfer Protocol (EFS), Logical Security Manager, Windows XP compatible Shared Hosting, Client Access Control Manager (AACM), Portable Internet Files, Personal WebDAV and a number of other features. These are built into the Home Directory itself and one has to install the other modules if they are to be used.
Home FTP servers usually come with their own bundle of add-ons that can be installed using the same manner as any other FTP client. In order to use these features, one has to have a Windows XP Home Directory membership in order to be able to use all the features and commands. One can also monitor the usage of the software through its web interface. It is quite similar to the FTP clients and can be used for multiple users if one so desires. One can even specify different FTP aliases which can be assigned to various computer users and computers on a network.