Web Browser FTP


Web Browser FTP

The Big B Web Based FTP Server is a web-based file management system for sharing files with user permissions and quota limits. It features an easy user interface and online administration which allows you to manage users/groups/permissions without the need to know server configuration steps.

Web Based FTP Server is a full-featured web-based file sharing client that provides high quality, easy to use file sharing solutions for businesses, enterprises and service providers that require secure, scalable FTP software, and File Sharing capabilities. The easy to use interface allows you to access your files and folders through a web browser from any computer on the Internet. This allows you to upload and download files and folders even if you are away from your own computer. The interface looks and feels like "Windows Explorer". The file listing is exactly like "Windows Explorer" with different icons for different file extensions which even allows you select multiple items.

The Web Based FTP Server Interface is implemented using ASP technology and runs on Big B web Hosting servers. Web Based FTP Server does not require any complex installation of Java or ActiveX controls. The Web Based FTP Server Interface is compatible with Internet Explorer 5.0+ (javascript and session-state cookies should be enabled). Since Web Based FTP Server was optimized for IE, it will probably not work with Netscape Navigator. For best user interface performance, IE 5.5+ is recommended.
Web Based FTP Server Help

Help Desk
Guide to Web Based FTP Server Main Page
Request a Web Based FTP Server Account

Web Based FTP Server Cost

The cost for Web Based FTP Server access varies depending on how much space is requested, as well as how many users there will be. For a free price quote for your company, please follow the link below.
Web Based FTP Server Accounts

Big B Managed Services will create a new Web Based FTP Server Administrator Account for a client. Once a new Web Based FTP Server Account has been setup, an E-mail is sent to the client for confirmation and the necessary information to Log Into Web Based FTP Server. Once a client has the necessary information to Log Into the Web Based FTP Server, they can then start setting up users and groups for their staff and clients. If you are a user of a client that has an Account to use the Big B Web Based FTP Server, please contact them for a username and password.

System Logic

The Web Based FTP Server implements a virtual file system for maintaining security over files. There are three default folders which are called "Service Folders" : "Admins Folder", "Groups Folder" and "Users Folder". These are root folders, thus going upper levels from these folders is not allowed. A service folder is customizable and can be any virtual or physical folder on your server.

"Admins Folder" (denoted by /admins) stores home folders of users that are member of group "Administrators".
"Groups Folder" (denoted by /groups) stores folders of defined groups.
"Users Folder" (denoted by /users) stores home folders of all other users that are not member of group "Administrators".

File Permissions

There are four type of file permissions that can be defined in Web Based FTP Server. These permissions are Read, Write, Upload and Delete.
Admin Folder

Members of group "Administrators" titled Administrators can access the administration section where they can manage users/groups/permissions and application settings. The user "admin" is titled Super Administrator because of superiority over other Administrators. That is, Super Administrator has the ability to manage service folders/custom paths and make users member of group "Administrators".
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Users Folder

A user has a username and a password. Users have to Log Into Web Based FTP Server in order to access files. Users are restricted by their access permissions defined on folders. Each user may have a home folder (/users/username) on which full permissions apply. A quota limit can be defined for the home folder. This quota limit is the total disk space that can be used by the user within own home folder. A user may be a member of none or some groups.
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Groups Folder

A group defines a set of users and points to a group folder (/groups/group name). Separate permissions can be defined on this group folder for each group member. A group owner can be assigned to each group who can add/edit/delete group members and set permissions for them. A quota limit can be defined for the group folder. This quota limit is the total disk space that can be used by group members within the group folder.
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Custom Paths

A custom path is a virtual or physical path which can have a specific quota limit and ACL (access control list). ACL of a custom path defines each user's/group's separate permissions on that custom path. A custom path can be used when it is required to access files outside Web Based FTP Server's virtual file system.
Key features

User interface which looks and feels like "Windows Explorer".
Toolbar and different icons for every action.
File listing exactly like "Windows Explorer" with different icons for different file extensions which even allows you select multiple items by using CTRL and SHIFT keys.
Listing and sorting by Name, Size, Type, Modified, Accessed, Created and Attributes columns.
Easy download by just double clicking items in the list.
Preferences screen for every user.
Administration panel on which users/groups can be added/edited/deleted and application settings can be edited.
"Access List" and "Folder Tree" for easy navigation through folders.
Text editor and image viewer
Efficient and improved internal upload support without any need for 3rd party upload components which works on any server.
Upload component plug in system which enables you to use most popular upload components if you want(Currently supported components: SA-FileUp, AspUpload, aspSmartUpload).
Number of file upload slots are customizable which allows you upload up to 50 files at a time.
Quota management system which allows defining the quota limits for users and groups.
Account signup page with the ability to define the quota limit for signed up users.
Activation/Deactivation of users and ability to delete accounts which are not used for a specific period.