Serv-U FTP Server

Simple, affordable and easy-to-use FTP server software for secure file transfer

Starts at $495


Fully functional for 14 days

  1. Reliable and secure file transfer using FTP and FTPS over both IPv4 and IPv6 networks

    • Easily upload and download files using intuitive Web and mobile device interfaces.
    • Transfer multiple and large (>2GB) files through a simple drag and drop browser-based console.

Key Features

  • Secure file transfer using FTP and FTPS

    Encrypt files using SSL/TLS protocols to prevent tampering, leakage or exposure during transfer.


  • Quick and easy file transfers from the Web and mobile devices

    Easily view, upload and download files using intuitive Web and mobile device interfaces.


  • Easy multiple and large file transfers

    Exchange multiple and large (>2GB) files, view transfer queue, pause or resume active file transfers.


  • Simple file transfer administration and management

    View details of file transfers. Control settings such as bandwidth, storage, access and permissions.


  • Real-time monitoring of FTP server logs for faster troubleshooting

    Monitor FTP server logs to identify issues for troubleshooting and error-handling.


  • Secure gateway helps avoid data at rest in DMZ networks

    Optional Serv-U Gateway add-on provides defense-in-depth security to Serv-U FTP Server deployment.

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More Features

Quickly add and manage users and groups

Wizard-driven interface lets you create users and groups, and grant them access to the file server.

Automate file management

Automatically move or delete files after transfer. Disable/reset username and password after X days.

Transfer ratio and quota management

Set up file transfer limits for users to avoid bandwidth throttling and storage consumption risks.

Deploy Serv-U FTP Server on Windows and Linux platforms

Deploy, set up and configure secure file transfer for multiple platforms.

Easily manage file transfer settings and permissions

Define concurrent session limits, block IP address of timed-out sessions, request reverse DNS, etc.

Suitable for small and medium businesses with up to 250 FTP users

Supports up to 250 users, 100 concurrent sessions and 3 domains. For unlimited users and domains, use Serv-U MFT Server.

What Our Customers Are Saying

“We use Serv-U to transfer large files to and from our clients. Serv-U also enables us to cut down on emails with large attachments to multiple people.

Serv-U FTP Server is easy to configure, easy to use, and affordable to a small organization.

Bruno Decaudin

Chief Technology Officer, Vendome Healthcare Media

Source: TechValidate. TVID: 6D7-6C7-D87

“Our customers send the data (PDF files to print) using Serv-U FTP Server.

Serv-U is easy to administrate the user accounts. You can see everything you need on the dashboard. You can be sure there is development in the future.”

Tomas Hrebejk

IT Manager, Severotisk s.r.o.

Source: TechValidate. TVID: 717-703-CAD

“Serv-U has been an extremely reliable and simple FTP server. I’ve used it to run multiple FTP servers for the last 12 years. Serv-U should definitely be your primary consideration.

We transmit customer and public data between ourselves and various business partners.”

Stephen Bell

IT Manager, Allen Systems Group, Inc.

Source: TechValidate. TVID: 990-341-E3B

System Requirements

Hard Drive



256MB (or minimum required by operating system)


1.0GHz processor (Dual-core recommended)


ODBC-compliant databases such as SQL Server®, Oracle® and MySQL® are optional

Operating System

Licensed version supported on:
  • Windows Server® 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 32-bit or 64-bit
  • CentOS™ 6.4, 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Red Hat® Linux® (RHEL) 6.4, 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Fedora® 19, 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Ubuntu™
  • OpenSUSE®

Free trial/evaluation version also supported on: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1


This is for the Serv-U application only. Additional local or UNC-accessible storage is usually required for user home folders, shared folders, file sharing storage and log files.


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SolarWinds Serv-U FTP Server is licensed per server, each server installation allows for up to 250 users and 3 domains.

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