Best FTP client for android smartphones (free download)

What is FTP CLIENT?

Introduction:

FTP is File Transfer Protocol.
It is a standard network protocol for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network. FTP is built on a client-server model architecture using separate control and data connections between the client and the server.

Why use FTP?
FTP is used to copy files from one computer to another over the Internet.
Your FTP software connects to another computer connected to the Internet using a file host name, user name and password when we are talking about using it to upload (or download) files and content for your website or blog.
Using a FTP client to transfer your website or blog files is a skill each site owner should learn. You can also use your FTP client software to backup your site.

SECURE?

Regular FTP transfers are not safe. The data sent over the Internet is not encrypted therefore the file, user name, password and commands sent can be read/seen by a packet sniffer For better security use a FTPS connection

HOW To USE FTP CLIENT:

start the FTP client and enter:

  1. A profile name.
    The profile name can be anything you want.
  2. The host name.
    The host name will be given to you by your web hosting company. It can be an IP address e.g; (122.120.60.123) or your domain name with ftp in front (ftp.mydomain.com).
  3. Your FTP user name.
    Depending on how your web hosting handles FTP, you could have been automatically assigned a FTP user name or you may have to create a FTP account yourself.
  4. Your FTP password.
    For security reasons, this should be different from your web hosting account login password
  5. Location of files on your computer.
    To make things easier each time you use the FTP client, enter the path on your computer to the folder that contains your website or blog’s files.
  6. Location of the folder on the web server.
    Like the location of the files on your computer, if you enter the path to the correct location on the web server for your site you won’t have to navigate the path next time you use the FTP client.
    AndFTP:
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AndFTP

AndFTP android version provides download, upload, synchronization and share features with resume support. It can open (local/remote), rename, delete, update permissions (chmod), run custom commands and more. SSH RSA/DSA keys support. Share from gallery is available. Intents are available for third party applications. Folder synchronization are available in Pro version only

AndFTP Tutorials – Connecting, uploading and downloading
AndFTP Tutorials – Connecting, uploading and downloading
In the first part of our AndFTP tutorials, learn how to connect, upload and download to and from your HostedFTP account. Before you can begin, you’re going to need to collect 4 pieces of information:

  1. Hostname (by default, will be “ftp.hostedftp.com”)
  2. Username (or email address)
  3. Password
    Connecting with SFTP
    When connecting with SFTP you may also be required to know your “default remote directory”.
    Which is the folder you want to land in when you connect via FTP client or the “default FTP folder” in your Setup Tab.
    To connect to your HostedFTP account, follow the instructions below:
  4. Open AndFTP and click the (+) button to open the site manager.
  5. Input your hostname, username and password login credentials (by default you can always use ftp.hostedftp.com as the hostname).
  6. Use the drop down menu beside “Type” to select your protocol.
  7. If needed, set your default remote directory in the “Remote dir” field.
  8. Save your site connection.
  9. For advanced connection options such as using PKI keys click the “Advanced” tab.

AndFTP Requirements:

  • App last update released on October 30, 2018
  • Android 8 supports
  • Android 2.3 or above supported.
  • 1,000,000+ installs
  • Rating on play store Rated for 3+
  • Developer website
  • Email: [email protected]