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Xlight ftp server has three editions: personal, standard, professional.

Personal edition is free for personal use only. During the 30-day evaluation period, the trial program works like the professional edition with exactly the same functions. After the evaluation period, unregistered program will automatically becomes the personal edition.

Standard edition is limited to 50 online users. It has secure SSL, Anti Leech Protection and UNC Path Impersonation support. But the standard edition doesn't support ODBC, LDAP, Active Directory, email Notification and Remote Administration function etc. The price for standard edition is only $39.95.

Professional edition has no online users limitation and supports all functions except the optional SFTP(SSH2) feature. The price for professional edition is $129.95.

SFTP(SSH2) Add-On Module SFTP(SSH2) is a completely different protocol from FTP. SFTP(SSH2) is provided as an optional feature. If you only want to use FTP protocol, you won't need this module. The SFTP(SSH2) upgrade is only for users who have standard or professional edition of Xlight FTP Server. The price for SFTP(SSH2) upgrade is $60.

Benefits of purchasing Xlight FTP Server:

Note: For standard and professional editions, one license can be used on only one computer at any one time, unless multiple user license has been purchased in which case the software may be used on any number of computers, up to the number of purchased licenses.

The following is the features comparison of Xlight ftp server editions:

FeaturesPersonal edition (free)Standard editionProfessional edition
Online Users550Unlimited
GUI based remote administrationNoNoYes
ODBC User databaseNoNoYes
Write file transfer logs to databaseNoNoYes
Email NotificationNoNoYes
LDAP SupportNoNoYes
Active DirectoryNoNoYes
UNC Path ImpersonationNoYesYes
128 bits SSLNoYesYes
SSL client authenticationNoYesYes
Anti Leech ProtectionNoYesYes
SFTP(SSH2) Add-On (Optional)NoYes (Need a separate SFTP(SSH2) license)Yes (Need a separate SFTP(SSH2) license)
Virtual ServersYesYesYes
UPnP SupportYesYesYes
Advanced Configuration ManagementYesYesYes
Hierarchy Virtual PathsYesYesYes
Advanced Access ControlYesYesYes
Advanced Bandwidth ControlYesYesYes
MODE ZYesYesYes
xferlog formatYesYesYes
UTF-8YesYesYes
IPv6YesYesYes
Other FeaturesYesYesYes