Unlike many FTP CGIs who only imitate an FTP server, SmartFTP really connects to any FTP in the world! It does not only display files on the same server the CGI is installed on, but opens a real FTP connection. It lets you view files and browse an FTP, all on your web site with your design (colors, links, ad banners, etc...). It even has the basic features of an FTP program, such as deleting, renaming, making new directories, and more. Plus, some extra features most FTP programs don't even offer: Creating and editing any file (such as HTML or Text), which makes things faster and easier than using a seperate editing program for files.
Advantages (why use this instead of FTP software on your computer?):
1. Not everyone knows how to use FTP software. 2. Not all web browsers connect to FTPs, and none have as many features as SmartFTP. 3. Customized look. Why lose your visitors when you send them to an FTP to download files? With SmartFTP they stay on your site. People will connect to an FTP while viewing whatever else you want them to see, just like if they were viewing any other of your pages. 4. Better for busy FTPs because it only stays connected as little time as possible. This allows more users to view a busy FTP.