When we buy a new computer, we usually give away older computer to anyone who needs it and if there is nobody wanting the old PC, we can just store it in the basement. I have at least two desktop computers stored somewhere in the basement. But these old computers still have a lot of life in them and you can re-purpose them easily using an FTP server software called Rumpus.
With the help of Rumpus, we can easily turn any Windows PC into a full fledged FTP server. It comes in a small package of only 18 MB which contains everything you need to start your own FTP server. After you have installed Rumpus on your PC, you have to specify three things – the root folder for FTP server, a default user account and web file manager.
Once these steps are taken, it will display you some of the basic information about the freshly installed FTP server. For example, it shows you a URL using which you can access the FTP server from a web browser, instructions on how to connect to the FTP server using an FTP client, and how to connect to the FTP server from outside the local network.
Rumpus is designed to be easy to install as well as easy to operate. It has a small dashboard window from where you can configure and control all the things related to Rumpus FTP server. From here you can start or stop the server, you can change settings related to user accounts, network, events, WFM, FTP, folders and more.
If you have enabled WFM (web file manager) then you don’t really need an FTP client for connecting to the server and carry out some of the very common file operations. With WFM enabled, you can login to FTP server through any web browser and it will show you a basic interface for many of the FTP operations such as uploading files, creating new folders etc.
Rumpus makes it very easy to turn any PC or Mac into a good reliable FTP server. It supports all the protocols expected from an FTP server such as FTP, SFTP, FTPS, WebDav and more.
You can download Rumpus FTP server from https://www.maxum.com/Rumpus/.