3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 (309 votes)


Windows (All) / Shareware; $1999.95 / 53,831 downloads

Serv-U is a powerful, easy-to-use, award-winning FTP server. An FTP server uses the FTP protocol to share files across the Internet. It is not only 100% compliant with the current FTP standard, but also includes numerous features that make it a perfect file sharing solution for virtually everyone. Regardless of the purpose behind your FTP server, everyone will benefit from the numerous security features Serv-U incorporates. When you're using Serv-U, you'll be able to: Restrict directory & file rights, Deny or allow IP addresses, Monitor user actions in real-time, and Log all commands from users. Security settings are customizable for each user and group.

Reviews of Serv-U

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 19, 2013)

    This is commercial-grade software. TONS of well-done abilities. Awesome FTP and web front end file server. If you don't need all this by all means stop whining and use one of the free or cheap servers. Otherwise, serv-u is undeniably full-featured and great.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jun 8, 2012)

    It's not free, but you get a lot of bang for your buck!

    Also found a chart that does some FTP server price/feature comparison here:

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Aug 4, 2011)

    Absurdly expensive for an FTP server. I'll stick with Filezilla Server or Pureftpd.

    Also, not sure why betanews lists it as "Shareware $49.95", because the cheapest version available (which is missing most of the features) is four times that at $199.95...and that's without the upgrade and support plans.

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 15, 2010)

    It is so expensive! I can't afford.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Oct 9, 2009)

    It just keeps getting better!! They have added everything I requested in previous versions. Full UNICODE support, SSH public key auth, DLL integration support, user added events for emailing info to the users, and a ton of other stuff. Just check out the release notes list: Not much out there that comes close in terms of features at this price point. Just take a look at Globalscape and IpSwitch prices for their high end server. Not even close.


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