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CrushFTP is a powerful file server well ahead of its time. Not only does it handle serving FTP, but it also does SFTP (SSH FTP), FTPS (FTP over SSL), HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV, and WebDAV SSL. From that list you can see it is serious about security and encryption.

CrushFTP Professional a allows an unlimited number of concurrent connections.

The built in fully customizable WebInterface allows you to present a website to customers so they can easily upload files to you, or download files from you. It has support for drag and drop uploading on the website, as well as the ability to upload folders while zipping them more...

What's New

Version 7.1.0:


  • Introducing AttachmentRedirector - redirect Outlook attachments through your corporate CrushFTP server for Enterprise users.
  • http://www.crushftp.com/crush7wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=AttachmentRedirector
  • ServerBeat has been rewritten to be more robust and no longer uses JGroups. Allows for active/passive job handling too.
  • Allow binding session more...


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Gent99 Member IconReview+10

Absolutely perfect. Very easy to administrate although many features. Extraordinary support. I wish some larger companies with larger support teams knows their products as well as this developer.

Support the developer by choosing an enterprise license.

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Version 6.2
Chops Member IconReview+1

I am the web master/admin for a large university art school. Some of our programs like running their own web sites, so they need FTP access to the server. Like others here, I needed an SFTP server that would restrict those users to only the directories to which I gave them access. I tried doing it the Unix way (Mac OS X Server 10.7) but that was frustration incarnate. I spent two days trying lots of "solutions" that didn't work, then I gave up and started looking for third-party solutions. Of those I was able to get only CrushFTP to work. It is very easy to use and meets my needs and more. Support is excellent too. I highly recommend this to anyone who needs to provide secure FTP services.

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Version 6.01
Machub Member IconReview+17

I was using CrushFTP5 successfully for a while and had now an issue while updating to version 6.
Ben Spink reacted within 1 hour (one...!) and fixed my problem.
....highly recommended product and support.

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Version 6.01
Frenkieboy Member IconReview+8

I'v been using CrushFTP from version 4 for some time now on a Mac Mini server. The software is very intuitive and easy to use. Even if you are new to FTP you'll have a server up and running in no time. The software is very stable, I haven't had a crash yet. The webinterface is revamped since version 5.5 and looks great.

The package also comes with excellent support from the maker, Ben Sprink. I've had some issues and he helped me out every time. Ben is very responsive, thuogh most issues were caused by my own inexperience. Thanks for that Ben, 5 stars for you !!!!!

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Version 5.5.0
Gcraiga Member IconReview+2

After struggling with the limited features of the built in Snow Leopard server FTP service, I started looking for 3rd party FTP server software. Specifically I was looking for the ability to easily lock particular users into seeing only certain folders and also the ability to use secure protocols such as SFTP and FTPS.

Compared to the other options out there, CrushFTP is far and above the best software available for the mac -- especially for the price.

Some of the user modification interface is confusing, but once you get the hang of it it works well. As a major bonus, the developer makes himself available to fix bugs and troubleshoot issues should they arise.

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Version 5.1.1
mileslong Member IconComment+35

I am no expert on FTP clients although I am now using them daily since I started building websites in my spare time. In the last month I have demoed around 30 different clients between Windows and Mac. Out of all of those there were only two applications that were too complicated for me to setup properly, SmartFTP on windows and CrushFTP on mac.

I won't hold my own inadequacies against the app but it needs to be made more simple for the average user to get it set up properly, it doesn't have to be hard. More and more people are starting to design their own websites now with the simple webdesign tools like iweb and rapidweaver so there is an increasing market for simple, quick FTP clients and for me anyway, CrushFTP is not one of them.

Good luck and keep up the good work.

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Version 4.7

That's because this isn't an FTP *client*, it's an FTP *server*. They are totally different things, and both have a hugely different set of setup options and what not.


Fair enough, no offense, I just post honest opinions on here, good and bad. I never said it was too hard for anyone who knows what they are doing, just for an average user. I always say, anyone who can even create an application of any kind, good or bad to me is really talented.

Maybe as I get more and more advanced with this I will learn to appreciate your product. I am better now than when I wrote my review, I will take another look.


Oh, this isn't my product, I was just trying to shed some light on to why you may have gotten confused when trying to use it as an FTP client. :)


"I just post honest opinions on here"

But it appears that you missed Joel's point. You entire comment was off base given that you were commenting about a different type of product. It is not what you were looking for. CrushFTP is not intended for what you were looking for so it is not fair to cut it down for something that it is no supposed to do. It's like cutting down Photoshop because you couldn't figure out how to record movies.

CrushFTP is a SERVER and is what web hosts use to pass files on the "client" that you are using. It is a different part of the FTP chain. It is essentially the master and, unless running a web or fileserver, most people will never need to set it up themselves and will never need it on their computers.

mahalaleel Member IconReview+2

This was one of the first apps I bought since I switched from windoze to OS X, and I have no regret at all.
It's stable, easy, fast, has loads of options, and the developer solves your problems at lightspeed.

Well worth its price, and easily one of the best FTP-servers around! (for me at least)

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Version 4.3.5
Pirx Member IconComment+208

CrushFTP and AlmostVPN are both in the hall of fame: access to their sites is blocked from China, the censors probably don't want users in China to have access to these powerful tools. A medal of honour.

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Version 4.3
iwamoto Member IconComment+0

nice application, used pureFTPd before this, always came up with stuff like broken pipelines, and the user configuration for folders was horrible, this app rocks!

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Version 4.2.1
Ben Spink (Developer) Member IconDev+1
Ben Spink (Developer)

FYI, CrushFTP has a "Run in backgorund mode". From the OS X tab, simply select 'Install CrushFTP Daemon'. This feature is only available to registered users though. Just about everything else however is fully functional while unregistered.

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Version 4.0.7

Yeah, that was added in 4.0 I believe. I love that new feature by the way, great work!

Ben Spink (Developer)

This feature is part of version 4.x, but was also present up to 3 years ago with 3.x as well. Its a little more integrated in 4.x though. 4.x has a ton of new features over 3.x.


Oh, I guess I just didn't notice it then. Either way, I love CrushFTP 4, keep up the good work.

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Version 6.2
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Version 6.1
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Version 6.1
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Type Internet / Servers
License Demo
Date 08 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $100.00
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