Documentation forServ-U MFT & Serv-U FTP Server

The Legacy Serv-U Web Client layout

From Serv-U 15.3, Serv-U includes a new and improved web client. However, the Legacy Serv-U Web Client is still available. Click here to access the documentation for the new client.

The Web Client is presented as a standard web page containing a list of the files and directories available from the current remote path and clickable links that perform various file transfer related actions. All functionality of the Web Client is available from this single page to keep interactions quick and easy to perform.

User bar

At the top of the page is a header containing options relevant to your Web Client session. These options apply to your Serv-U user account or the session that has been established with Serv-U by your browser.

Option Description


In the Serv-U Web Client, you can save favorite folders, which can be quickly accessed from the User Bar. You can add a folder to the favorites in one of the following two ways: by right-clicking the folder and selecting Add to Favorites, or by selecting the folder, and then clicking Add to Favorites under More Actions.


Open the Tools menu to enable or disable Web Client Pro. Launching Web Client Pro will give you the added functionality of multiple concurrent uploads and downloads, upload and download of directories, multiple file delete, and additional management over transfers.


The help launches the Serv-U Web Client help documentation. Visit our community forums for more help.

User menu

In the user menu, which shows your account's full name or login ID, you can perform a variety of actions.

Option Description

Change Password

If the administrator allows users to change their account's password, this option is available. Click Change Password to bring up a new window that asks for your current password and the new password you want. After entering the appropriate information, click OK to change the account's password. If the new password does not meet the administrator's security settings for passwords, a message is displayed that explains how the new password does not meet these security requirements.

Change Email Address

If the administrator allows users to change their account's email address, this option is available. Click Change Email Address to bring up a new window that lets you update your account email address. You can use your email address to receive or reset your password if this option is enabled by your administrator.


When you are finished with the Web Client, click Logout to end your session.

The navigation bar

The Serv-U Web Client features full history navigation including back and forward buttons, a history browser, and an address toolbar.

Option Description


Navigates the Web Client to the previously listed directory.


Navigates the Web Client to the next most recent directory listed.

History list

Displays the full navigation history since the Web Client was loaded.

Reloading the Web Client clears your navigation history.

Address toolbar

Lists the current directory with each of the directory segments a clickable link. To navigate directly to a particular directory, click the directory name. Additionally, click the arrow next to a directory segment to display its sub-directories in a pop-up menu. After this menu is displayed, select the sub-directory you want to make your current directory.

Go to directory

On the right of the navigation bar, the Go To icon displays a dialog that allows you to enter a path. Once entered and submitted, the directory listing is updated for that path. This is the fastest way to navigate directly to a directory when you know the full path. If you visit this directory frequently, consider adding it to your Favorites for faster navigation in the future.

Directory listing and actions

Below the navigation bar is the directory listing returned by the server for the current directory. Above the directory listing are the various actions that you can perform to navigate the server, transfer files, or change the layout of the listings. For more information about these actions, see the Manage directories, Manage files, and Thumbnails, slide shows, and the media player topics.

In the bottom right of the directory listing is a summary of the contents of the current directory. Listed here is the number of directories, the number of files, and the total size of the files contained in the current directory.