You would have came across a FTP application like FileZilla or WinSCP which you have used to access a FTP server. These are Windows based and you need to install them on your desktop if you want to use them.
As a developer I commonly come across some situations where I need to access a FTP server but not in the position to use the FileZilla or install it. And again I was today in that situation and did a small research to find an alternative approach.
I came across a web-based FTP application called MonstaFTP and it really helped me to achieve what I wanted.
Some words from the MonstaFTP website:
Say goodbye to desktop FTP software forever because Monsta FTP can connect you to any Windows or Linux server right from your browser, anywhere, anytime. Open source PHP/Ajax supports the latest HTML5 browser technologies to easily drag and drop files and folders from your desktop. Just 2 files to install and away you go, uploading, downloading, chmoding, renaming, deleting and editing.
The MonstaFTP script is 100% open source, has a compact installation, and shows what a HTML5 web application can offer with an easy installation process.
Some of the features of MonstaFTP script: - Open source GNU General Public License - Includes full PHP/Ajax source code - Written for programmers of all levels - Compact install of just 2 files (+ assets) - Supports FTP on Linux and Windows - Drag and drop files to upload and move - On-screen file editing - Multi-language support
The IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers are well supported. The official pages recommends Chrome browser for better performance. IE versions below 10 has limited support.
To have a look on how the application interface looks, you can have a preview at http://www.monstaftp.com/demo/ which is an official demo video.
Website Link : http://www.monstaftp.com/