Xlight ftp server

Xlight ftp server is able to run in Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista. Its main features include:

  • Support virtual servers – Xlight FTP Server can run multiple virtual servers on the same IP address.
  • System Service – It can run as window system service.
  • Native User Isolation – Each user has separate virtual paths from other users, he can never see virtual paths of others. There is no need to lock a user in his home path any more.
  • Hierarchy Virtual Paths – FTP server has public and group paths, which make access control and permission management easier. Group path can be seen only by users of a group, public path can be seen by all users.
  • GUI based Remote Administration – Xlight FTP server can be securely administrated from anywhere.
  • 128 bits SSL – FTP sessions can be protected by industry security standard. Support SSL client authentication.
  • Store users in the database – User settings and password can be stored in the external database and retrieved through ODBC connections. Stored procedure is supported to facilitate the integration of database applications.
  • Store file transfer logs in the database – File transfer logs can be stored in the external database through ODBC.
  • Email Event Notification – Automatically notify events happened in the ftp server by email. Such events include file upload, download, delete and disk space low etc.
  • Active Directory – Users can be authenticated against Active Directory. Settings of ftp users can be stored in the Active Directory.
  • Support LDAP – Users can be authenticated against the LDAP directory Server. Settings of ftp users can be stored in the LDAP directory server.
  • Support UPnP – Configuring ftp server behind the UPnP broadband router becomes much easier.
  • UNC Path Impersonation – FTP server can can use the impersonation account to access password protected network shares.
  • Advanced Configuration Management – Configuration changes will take place in real-time, without restarting the ftp server.
  • Advanced Access Control – Provides many methods to control user’s access right.
  • Advanced Bandwidth Control – Bandwidth can be fine-tuned by different virtual servers, groups and users level or scheduled by time range.
  • Auto Block IPs – It can prevent server from hammers or malicious behaviors.
  • Deny or Allow IPs – It can deny or allow user’s access by his ip address.
  • Login Time Control – It can control login period by each user.
  • File Access Control – It can control user only downloading or uploading certain files.
  • Detail Server Status – It has detailed bandwidth usage and user connections information, download and upload status.
  • Server Log – It has detailed logs for recording users’ activities and server errors.
  • xferlog Support – Support writing ftp transfer log in UNIX ftp xferlog format.
  • Anti Leech Support – Support anti-leech function to prevent unauthorized people from leeching ftp links.
  • MODE Z Support – Support real time data compression during the data transfer.
  • UFT-8 Support – Support OPTS UTF8 command to turn on and off UTF-8 encoding.
  • IPv6 Support – IPv6 is seamlessly integrated in all server functions.

Xlight ftp server has three editions: personal, standard, professional.

Personal edition is free for personal use only. During the 30-day evaluation period, the trial program works like the professional edition with exactly the same functions. After the evaluation period, unregistered program will automatically becomes the personal edition.

Standard edition is limited to 50 online users. It has secure SSL, Anti Leech Protection and UNC Path Impersonation support. But the standard edition doesn’t support ODBC, LDAP, Active Directory, email Notification and Remote Administration function. The price for standard edition is only $39.95.

Professional edition has no online users limitation and supports all functions. The price for professional edition is $129.95.

Note: For standard and professional editions, one license can be used on only one computer at any one time, unless multiple user license has been purchased in which case the software may be used on any number of computers, up to the number of purchased licenses.

The following is the comparison of Xlight ftp server editions:

Features Personal edition (free) Standard edition Professional edition
Online Users 5 50 Unlimited
GUI based remote administration No No Yes
ODBC User database No No Yes
Write file transfer logs to database No No Yes
Email Notification No No Yes
LDAP Support No No Yes
Active Directory No No Yes
UNC Path Impersonation No Yes Yes
128 bits SSL No Yes Yes
SSL client authentication No Yes Yes
Anti Leech Protection No Yes Yes
Virtual Servers Yes Yes Yes
UPnP Support Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Configuration Management Yes Yes Yes
Hierarchy Virtual Paths Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Access Control Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Bandwidth Control Yes Yes Yes
MODE Z Yes Yes Yes
xferlog format Yes Yes Yes
UTF-8 Yes Yes Yes
IPv6 Yes Yes Yes
Other Features Yes Yes Yes

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