There are not many free online FTP servers today. Most of them (if not all) have restrictions and bypassing them requires payment. With MaheshaBSD Server all you need is to have an old HD with the capacity of your choice and a spare computer. Donating/paying the minimum of 25 US dollars will be your lifetime donation.
MaheshaBSD Server Edition comes as a bootable USB image and its purpose is to show Windows users the flexibility of running FreeBSD off a USB flash drive that works as a server. As an FTP server, it immediately supports quotas; and also a possibility to redirect a NTFS drive to MaheshaBSD Server, so that users can just simply copy any file to easy to use FTP/WWW and WordPress server that even little children can use. No knowledge of Unix is necessary.
Some of the features include: Portability - with a straightforward FTP/WWW/WordPress server (with PHP) running off a USB flash drive it is easy to operate a server anywhere in the world. No need to purchase expensive licenses for an operating system because MaheshaBSD Server is an operating system (FreeBSD). The server is configurable via Webmin (remote web interface), thus you can change passwords easily. MaheshaBSD Server will give you a cheap data storage solution also accessible via Samba. Many companies need data storage for their industrial cameras, etc. The USB memory stick is writable and can be easily written onto a USB hard drive; phpMyAdmin is installed too and it runs over network in TightVNC as all GUI apps available in MaheshaBSD Server. The server can be redirected to any disk, NTFS partitions are supported too. By setting up IP Forwarding on ports 21 (FTP), 22 (SSH), 80 (HTTP) you will have an instant possibility to operate a public Internet FTP/WWW and WordPress server. Linux emulation is activated in this thing, too. This means that you can run a lot of Linux tools directly in this FreeBSD box and utilize them remotely. Firewall (ipfw [FreeBSD] and pf [OpenBSD]) is available in MaheshaBSD Server. To log in to your WordPress account, put the following
entry into your hosts file (/etc/hosts in Unix, C:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc)
in Windows (W2K, XP, Windows Vista, 7 & 8)):
The documentation for this thing is visible in its anonymous FTP service (ftp://192.168.1.200 or ftp://manasa).
What's new in this version:
WordPress running immediately off the USB flash drive is the news. No installation procedures are necessary. Now USB image is writable.