"Budman, not everyone use the cloud services, you know."
And where did I say they did?? Just trying to understand why someone thinks they need FTP for FREE to some host to do what with? What is the reason for FTP access?
If what you wanted was a web host why not state that? Why is ftp even brought up - if what you want to do is create a website then what your looking for is webhost for free. If what your looking to do is share or store files, then cloud comes to mind.
He only mentions FTP host, and then what he links to is not even that - its a webhost. Well what 95% of every webhost on the planet would allow for ftp access I would think. Plus other methods of putting files there. So why not say that is what you needed.
I am looking for the details of why the only way to skin this cat is ftp?? I am having a hard time coming up with a reason that might be needed - I can not think of one reason where I would have to have FTP. what am I after sharing files, storing files - website with files on it?
I am think more and more that this is just some attempted spam method of drawing attention to that site.
Maybe a mod should just delete the whole thread?
If the files will ultimately be available via http, why does he need ftp as method up uploading them - why does the current cloud solutions not work?
I am not interested in cloud services for my files but I use small cloud service for phones. That's all I need.
Anyway, about FTP method:
Like I said before, it is totally up to site owners to use either HTTP or FTP for their files so their visitors can download software(s)...
For example, check Mozilla's FTP site at: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org ... as you see Mozilla's decision to use it for public so the visitors can look around and download something from there.
I have my own host but I disabled FTP. So I use other method to publish my site. If I am interested to open FTP up and let the users to download, so I could open it up and place the files in it. So I disabled it since I don't have any files for anyone to download. I used to be a programmer back in 90's.
If they want a FREE FTP, they can use FileZilla server or similar for that. Simple. Then they can use a client to download files.
I am sure there are free FTP hosts but I am sure that a very few people/companies use FTP method... Not much space these days since cloud providers provide better services with huge amount of space available for the users. Such as Mega, Dropbox, Skydrive, etc.
I know that you don't understand why OP needed FTP but the users on this topic said that OP is probably a spammer. And I explained to you as why FTP is needed... It is up to site owners that users are able to use FTP instead for the files like Mozilla's method.
Some people stuck in old days and stay with FTP method. Just like you do not want a smartphone, and you stay with a flip phone such as RAZR. Understand what I am saying?