Although somewhat overshadowed by BitTorrent nowadays, FTP is still a good medium to distribute large files such as movies and games online. When it comes to downloading from FTP servers, FileZilla is one of the most widely used clients. For some reason, many people are unaware of the simplicity of FileZilla and the vast amount of ‘content’ (you know what we mean) that can be obtained through it. In this post, we explain where to download this software and how to use it to access open and password protected FTP servers.


Where to download the latest version FileZilla?

FileZilla is free software and it supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It’s only about 4MB in file size. You can download the latest available stable version of FileZilla directly from the official download page.

How to access normal and password protected FTP servers using FileZilla?

This is easy. A non password protected FTP server address follows a similar format to the ones mentioned below:
ftp://server:port/ or sometimes ftp://server

Sometimes, usernames and passwords to access the server can be embedded in the FTP server address. In this case the URL will follow a similar format to ftp://user:password@server:port
For example, ftp://leech:l33ch@
This can be broken down as

  • Username = leech
  • Password = l33ch
  • Server =
  • Port = 5632

To access the FTP server using FileZilla, all you have to do is to paste the entire URL in the ‘Host"’ field below the menu bar. If the username and password details are embedded in the address as above, FileZilla will automatically fill the rest of the fields and connect you to the server. If the server requires login and the username and password are not included in the URL, you need to enter them manually in username, password fields below the menu bar. Once you are connected to the server, you can browse through it’s content just like in Windows explorer. To download a file, simply double click it.

P.S – The FTP link ftp://leech:l33ch@ is real. Just connect to it and browse the contents – you’ll be surprised (and maybe pleased :D )


  1. Weems // 1/16/2009 12:55:00 AM  

    Thank you.

  2. Ultramilkman // 1/16/2009 09:53:00 AM  

    Where can I get more of these ftp places? =D

  3. grapher // 1/16/2009 10:12:00 AM  

    Me too in need of 0day ftp links :)

  4. TEAM FILEnetworks // 1/16/2009 10:18:00 AM  

    Well guys they are not easy to find (at least public ones). When we come across ones we'll post the on the blog.

  5. Chiransj // 1/17/2009 01:15:00 PM  

    Well guys I have used the filezilla and i have experience how it is working. Well thanx a lot!

  6. Chiransj // 1/17/2009 01:47:00 PM  

    50+ FTP Sites to Download Softwares, Games, Music, Movies and e-Books

    Visit this page and you will find 50+ FTP Sites to Download Softwares, Games, Music, Movies and e-Books as a list.
    Thank You

  7. Chiransj // 1/17/2009 01:58:00 PM  

    Re correction

    The site address regarding previous post

    50+ FTP Sites to Download Softwares, Games, Music, Movies and e-Books

  8. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 1/17/2009 05:29:00 PM  

    Nice find man.

  9. GDP // 1/18/2009 07:34:00 AM  

    am I correct that the ftp that you posted in the blog is only games?

    ps whats the difference between "TEAM FILEnetworks" answering and " Lightning_Struck_Tower" answering

  10. TEAM FILEnetworks // 1/18/2009 11:37:00 AM  

    Yeah it's only games - ones that come out in 2006/2007.

    TEAM FILEnetworks is an account shared by all of our editors. Lightning_Struck_Tower is LST's personal account (he too is an editor).

  11. HostedFTP // 8/19/2010 07:56:00 AM  

    It is valuable that FTP hosting providers offer service that will secure FTP site that covers at least 100 megabits per second banwidth. The system's encryptions should keep data safe and secure for maximum administration.

  12. Lauraine // 5/17/2012 06:04:00 PM  

    I just searching this kind of things in search engines. My searching was ending here. Keep up your good work. I bookmarked it for general updates.
    Video squeeze page