Cerberus FTP Server is an FTP server program that will let you manage and configure your servers in a single package. It is free for personal use but companies, organizations and institutes will need to purchase a license after the 25-day trial period.
Installation & Requirements
The installation is very simple, offering all of the regular options like creating shortcuts and choosing a installation path for the program. The supported operating systems are Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 as well as Windows Servers 2003, 2008 and 2012.
The first time you run the program you will need to go through the configuration wizard. It is quite simple and the application will mostly guide you through it. First you will have to create a new user. Users are divided into two categories, namely the personal users and the paying users like companies and institutions. After you have made your choice you will have to set up various networking options like your IP and the ports that the application uses. When all of that is done the program will automatically connect and start operating normally.
The interface of the program is very elegant and easy to navigate. The main tab is the Summary one where you will be able to see general information about the server, the current users, the established connections and more. The other tabs are also mostly for information purposes. You will be able to see logs and statistics of whatever is happening with the program in real time so that you have absolute control over your server. If you do not like something, you can easily access one of the program’s many tools through the top toolbar. You can control every aspect of your server, including the allowed IP addresses, the users and more.
Each tool opens in a separate window that will let you fully configure the application. Whenever you need help you can easily access the help documents that are located online. There are quite a few detailed guides on how to use the various aspects of the program, both for amateur and experienced users. Although some of the program’s aspects obviously require knowledge of technical terms, the tools themselves are very straightforward and pretty much anyone can use them. That goes double for the help files as they explain everything in layman’s terms and are never confusing.
-Easy to setup
-Tons of configuring options
-A lot of tools to work with
-None that would be worth mentioning
Cerberus FTP Server is a fantastic and very powerful server tool. The neat interface combined with the functionality of the tools makes it one of the better choices in the FTP server field.