So I use vmware fusion on my mac, have a number of websites and remote connection to my home nas. So after various tools tried, and another set of software I have finally settled on using sshfs for all. So for Mac I use MacFUSE and for windows I use Dokan library and SSHFS.
I like reliable easy to use tools, and I think the issue over security of ftp and ftp servers this is all round a good solution.
See what you think but for me I like a life less complicated.
p.s. it’s raining in Dorset at the moment.