Tutorial :Web-based FTP client & code editor


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.


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!


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.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


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.


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!


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?


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


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


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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