net2ftp 0.90 review

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net2ftp is a web based FTP client. net2ftp is a Web-based FTP client, offering standard FTP client functionality using a browser

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 3246K
Developer: net2ftp Team
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net2ftp is a web based FTP client.

net2ftp is a Web-based FTP client, offering standard FTP client functionality using a browser. Users can also zip files, email them in attachments, edit code in their browser, or view code with syntax highlighting.

Configuration options: restrict the access to one FTP server; ban IP addresses or FTP servers; set a daily consumption limit; and 3 kinds of logging. It works under PHP's Safe Mode. MySQL is optional (only required for logging and consumption tracking).

Here are some key features of "net2ftp":
User features

Navigate the FTP server

Once you have logged in, you can browse from directory to directory and see all the subdirectories and files.

Upload files

There are 3 different ways to upload files: the standard upload form, the upload-and-unzip functionality, and the Java Applet.

Download files

Click on a filename to quickly download one file.
Select multiple files and click on Download; the selected files will be downloaded in a zip archive.

Zip files

... and save the zip archive on the FTP server, or email it to someone.

Copy, move and delete

Directories are handled recursively, meaning that their content (subdirectories and files) will also be copied, moved or deleted.

Copy or move to a 2nd FTP server

Handy to import files to your FTP server, or to export files from your FTP server to another FTP server.

Rename and chmod

Chmod handles directories recursively.

View code with syntax highlighting

PHP functions are linked to the documentation on

Plain text editor

Edit text right from your browser; every time you save the changes the new file is transferred to the FTP server.

HTML editors

Edit HTML a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) form; there are 3 different editors to choose from.

Code editor

Edit HTML and PHP in an editor with syntax highlighting.

Search for words or phrases

Filter out files based on the filename, last modification time and filesize.

Calculate size

Calculate the size of directories and files.

Administrator features

Safe Mode

net2ftp works perfectly under safemode.

MySQL database

... is optional. A MySQL database is only needed for logging, and for the Daily Limit (see below).


Allow the users to connect to all FTP servers, or to only a predefined list of FTP servers.
The input box on the login page will change accordingly.


Activate or deactivate 3 kinds of logging: pages requested, logins and errors.

Daily Limit

Restrict each user's daily data transfer volume and script execution time. Once a user reaches the daily consumption limit, he will still be able to browse FTP servers, but the transfer of data to/from the server will be blocked.


Change the layout as you want using the template files.

Integration in other PHP applications

net2ftp can easily be integrated in other PHP applications. Modules for Mambo, Drupal and Xoops are provided in the zip file.

Web server: any web server which can run PHP. The most popular one is Apache.
PHP: at least version 4.2.3. net2ftp works under Safe Mode. One advanced feature requires PHP 5 (send raw FTP command).
Disk space: 7.5 MB for net2ftp (less if you remove the plugins), and a few MB for the temporary files.

What's New in This Release:
The overall architecture was totally reviewed to use layout templates and to allow easy integration in other PHP applications.
Modules were provided for Mambo, Drupal, and Xoops.
The code was also been optimized to improve speed.

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