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Created 08 Apr 2002
Modified 18 Apr 2009

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How To share my files

SmartFTP is an FTP client that allows you to connect to an FTP server. An FTP client cannot directly connect to another FTP client. In order to share files, an FTP server as an intermediary is required. You can either install an FTP server on your computer or you can sign-up for a web hosting plan which offers you this service. 

Setup FTP server on your computer
This option requires a bit of technical know-how and a preferably a permanent Internet connection if you want others to connect to your server. Take a look at the list of FTP servers.

Sign-up for a web hosting plan
A web hosting provider typically offers you a place where you or others can store files on the Internet. In this case the web hosting provider manages and runs the FTP server. To share files with other parties the files needs to be uploaded to the FTP server first.
Wikipedia: Web hosting service

Keywords
share files, server software