Tutorial :Web-based FTP client & code editor



Question:

I am looking for a way to maintain LAMP-based websites entirely from a browser window.

Currently I'm using FlashFXP and NoteTab Pro for FTP and code editing, but they're only good as long as I'm at my desk.

I'd like to find a way to make site edits when I'm away from the office.

If I'm visiting family, and a client calls me about a bug in their site, it would be great to be able to connect to an online FTP client, enter the password, and work directly on the host.

At a minimum, this program would need multiple undoes, tabs for indenting, the ability to CHMOD, and the ability to create and delete files on the server.

I would like to avoid an advertising-heavy solution, and a clean GUI is a priority.

. . .

FireFTP is really slick but it refuses to show some files on the main site I maintain. And, since this program will be used on computers that are not mine, and possibly in public places, it would be nice to avoid installing a plug-in (and possibly a browser). If I can get it to work I may use it for everyday FTP.

Bespin looks promising but as of this writing it has no FTP connection capabilities, and very limited export possiblities.

Final choice: Net2FTP. It does everything I want. My only complaint is that it's ugly, but I can live with it in return for the flexibility I'll be getting in return.


Solution:1

PHPanywhere.net is exactly what you are lloking for. :)

It's a real-time syntax code editor with support for all web formats and includes a powerful FTP editor.

Check it out @ http://phpanywhere.net/ and let me know what you think!


Solution:2

I've used FireFTP before, a Firefox FTP addon. It offers all the features of a standard FTP client, but runs in its own tab.

Update: You can always install Firefox Portable and install the plugin there, that way you can carry it with you on a usb stick to use on other peoples computers.


Solution:3

Personally i am using http://kodingen.com for my remote work. They also provide free hosting for developing new project...

anyway check it out!

for me phpanywhere.net did not work... i always got corrupted files and pasting problems.

Good Luck

PS: i know its an old post but someone might find it usefully.


Solution:4

Try the Firefox extension, FireFTP. Runs right in its own tab.

alt text http://fireftp.mozdev.org/images/fireftpthumb.jpg

edit:

You want a full web solution? Try using Net2FTP. Free, no registration, access it from any browser. I've used it many times and I think it has all the features you want.


Solution:5

Now that you've specified you're actually looking for web-based and not browser-based, for editors I suggest taking a look at Bespin, its name has been coming up fairly often recently.


Solution:6

i like net2ftp

which is net based, allows uploads, page/code edits in a standard text box

another nice feature: you can upload net2ftp to your own personal website and use it to ftp into any other site that you have access to.


Solution:7

For this type of thing the best out there is http://codey.co

The issue is that you can't add more than 10 FTP connection in the list and you can run only 1 at the time... but the editor is great and runs like a charm.

Hope you like it and take in consideration that it's in beta, but for a beta it has been helping my ass for more than 1 year now.

Cheers and may the code be with you!


Solution:8

Net2FTP does the job but it's ugly.

Would be awesome if you could create an account and they store FTP sites.

I use http://codeanywhere.com

You can use it for free storing 1 FTP account. And the interface looks good. If you want to store more than 1 FTP account you have to pay.

Is there any service like codeanywhere.com but for free?


Solution:9

Filezilla is good. Try its portable version. No advertising and able to create and delete file.. very handy... i use it since 2 years.


Solution:10

Okay, it's an old post, but since I have the same problem and looked around I came a cross an old app in new design.

PSPad is very handy with:

  • integrated FTP for direct editing files on a server etc.
  • you can have it on an usb-disk and use it where ever in the world
  • It's also a free-ware

Many other features come along with the program. It seems there are not enough goodies. It's just a candy bar for developers :-). Try it, there are many languages supported!

PSPad (home, eng)

PSPad downloads


Solution:11

As said in tj111 answer (Web-based FTP client & code editor) you could install fireFTP and FireFOx portable to be able to run firefox from a USB-stick.
Then you could on the same USB-stick install notepad++. It's a great open-source editor with syntax highlighting and parameter hinting and a lot more. (http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/nl/site.htm) Then you could run both fireFTP and notepad++ from that USB-stick. You can configure fireFTP to automaticly open files with notepad++. When you'll save the file in notepad++ fireFTP will automaticly update it on your FTP server.


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