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Business-Grade, Budget Friendly FTP & SFTP Server Software

Thousands of organisations worldwide use WS_FTP server to transfer files using FTP, FTPS and SFTP. With its affordable price and wide-ranging features, it saves you the time and bother of using in-house developed or open-source software.

  • Lower your maintenance costs with support and updates included.
  • Easy software deployment in less than a couple of hours.
  • Save time with automated file clean-up and AD integration.
WS_FTP Server Web Administration Console

Simple Web-Based Administration

No more configuration files complicated tools or command line applications. Whether it be users, permissions or settings, WS_FTP Server can be fully administered via an easy-to-use and remotely accessible web-based administration console.

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Web Transfer Module for User Uploads / Downloads

Not everyone understands how to use an FTP or SFTP client. For those don't, WS_FTP Server includes a web browser-based transfer console for easy uploading, downloading - including drag-and-drop capabilities - and folder interaction.

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WS_FTP Server Folder Permissions

Custom Permissions and Settings on Folders

Each folder in contained within a WS_FTP Server instance can host an individual set of permissions for users and groups; plus its own settings such as automatic file clean-up based on file age, SSL security requirements and size quotas.

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Solution Features

Centralised Authentication

WS_FTP server supports internal users, LDAP accounts and Active Directory User accounts.

Multi-Protocol Support

Whether it be FTP, FTPS, SFTP or HTTPS, users can connect using theirs or your protocol of choice.

Full Logging & Auditing

All activity in WS_FTP server is centrally logged for review by administrators.

Secure Email Attachments

With the Ad-Hoc feature, users can send secure email attachments from their browser or email client.

User Upload Quotas

Control your disk space usage by preventing large uploads, with quotas for individual user accounts.

Global Technical Support

Progress provide at least one year of technical support for all solutions as part of your purchase

Looking for Answers on WS_FTP Server?

We have over eleven years of experience with file transfer solutions.

Buy WS_FTP Server for Any Scenario

The Progress WS_FTP Server solutions are available in three powerful versions, to suit almost any file transfer requirement.

WS_FTP Server Basic

Priced from:


Our most cost-effective edition includes:

  • FTP & FTPS Support
  • Unlimited Users & Storage
  • Microsoft AD Authentication
  • User Groups & Permissions
  • 5 x WS_FTP Pro Clients

WS_FTP Server Secure

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Our most popular edition includes all the features of basic, plus:

  • SSH & SFTP Support
  • Support for SHA2
  • FIPS 140-2 Accreditation
  • 25 x Ad-Hoc User Accounts
  • High-Availability

WS_FTP Server Premium

Priced from:


Our most feature-strong edition includes the features of secure, plus:

  • Web Transfer Module
  • LDAP Authentication
  • SCP2
  • Unlimited Ad-Hoc Users

Want To Give it a Go?

Trials are a great way to learn more about a solution...and best of all, we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

WS_FTP Server is licensed perpetually and per server instance. What this means to you is no user counting; no hidden increases in costs and small optional contributions per year for techincal support and software assurance.

While WS_FTP Server is not available as a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution - it can, and has been installed by some of our customers in private cloud tenants such as Microsoft Azure and AWS.

This is a great question which we are asked to answer frequently. For more information about the differences between these platforms, please refer to our blog post on comparing the two.

It is true that many of the most commonly used features of WS_FTP Server can be found in many freeware FTP and SFTP server solutions. However, what these solutions often lack is technical support, in-depth documentation and a solution development road-map. More than ten thousand organisations worldwide use WS_FTP Server for these very reasons.

It is relatively easy with a little bit of knowledge about the solution and how it works. However, if you would like some assistance, we will be happy to help!

Yes, it does indeed, however only in the Secure and Premium editions.

The three tiers is a new way of licensing WS_FTP Server by grouping features into easier to consume editions. Progress still sell WS_FTP Server using the old licensing model and you can still upgrade WS_FTP Server. If you would like more information about this, please feel free to get in contact.

We have the best WS_FTP Server skills, hands down

Why are we the most trusted WS_FTP Server supplier in Europe?

Professional Services

New installations, migrations, upgrades or problems, we have seen it all and can help you.

POC & Trials

We always recommend a trial of WS_FTP Server and can assist you with installation for free.

Training Sessions

Having spent over eleven years working with WS_FTP Server, there is no one better to get you up to speed.

Titanium Partner

We are proud to hold the highest partner status available, giving us the best prices and knowledge.

Advanced Cyber Solutions have been extremely helpful migrating our current Ipswitch WS_FTP Server to a new server. They have been quick to respond to emails and help in all areas of the migration and the support has been outstanding.

Richard Leyshon

Information Security & Systems Manager, Arc Legal Assistance Limited

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