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Sign-Man 10-03-2009 03:38 PM

Looking for the Fastest FTP Client in the Galaxy
 
I have fiber connection, a fast VPS and the slowest FTP client.

Time for a change.

Which FTP Client Folks ???

IGXHost 10-03-2009 03:39 PM

I've used SmartFTP and FileZilla. FileZilla is free.

MikeDVB 10-03-2009 04:23 PM

If you're transferring large files you can realize the transfer speed but if you are transferring lost of small files you won't because FTP makes and breaks connections for each individual file transfer.

1,000mb in 2500 files will take a *lot* longer to transfer than 1,000mb in 2 files even if you and your server were connected together via a gigabit link :)

SynergyChat 10-03-2009 04:28 PM

I use FileZilla and love it. It is free and updates frequently. I highly recommend it.

Sign-Man 10-03-2009 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeDVB (Post 6424877)
If you're transferring large files you can realize the transfer speed but if you are transferring lost of small files you won't because FTP makes and breaks connections for each individual file transfer.

1,000mb in 2500 files will take a *lot* longer to transfer than 1,000mb in 2 files even if you and your server were connected together via a gigabit link :)

I did not realize this until you mentioned it.

Your right, I downloaded the update for WHMCS and it was averaging 40kbs. Big files download around 1000mbs.

By the way I use both WinSCP and Coffeecup FTP clients. Coffeecup won't do SFTP even though it says it will and WinSCP requires me to drag and drop from my Windows Explorer.

I would really like to have one program that will do SFTP, FTP and Edit Files so I don't have to keep changing programs.

r2d3m 10-03-2009 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sign-Man (Post 6424897)
I would really like to have one program that will do SFTP, FTP and Edit Files so I don't have to keep changing programs.

I use SmartFTP. Try it out.

CoishAssociates 10-03-2009 04:56 PM

Our office uses CuteFTP, highly recommended, not free though.

Harzem 10-03-2009 05:07 PM

FileZilla will work just fine for you.

sej7278 10-03-2009 05:25 PM

didn't we just have a thread just like this? everyone said filezilla for windows, gnome-ftp for linux and some other thing for macosx.

don't forget if you're using encryption, and you should be, it will leave quite an overhead - plain ftp is one of the fastest of all transfer protocols, adding ssl/ssh will slow it down, also try turning on compression, or tar'ing up lots of small files into one big one, which will also be faster to write to your local disk.

alex-developer 10-03-2009 05:53 PM

I recommend FileZilla, as you can use several connection to the same server, if you have 1000+ files to upload it will speed up process.

MikeDVB 10-04-2009 02:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoishAssociates (Post 6424914)
Our office uses CuteFTP, highly recommended, not free though.

Same here, CuteFTP Pro :)

TheServerExperts 10-04-2009 02:59 AM

I use www.coreftp.com its free and fast and does ftp,scp,sftp and much more.

Dynanix 10-04-2009 04:18 AM

I am a big fan of Filezilla. I have used numerous FTP clients in the past and it out performs them all.

njoker555 10-04-2009 12:10 PM

another vote for filezilla - I've used cuteftp before but it never stuck with me.

I also used to use another one...forgot the name - also started with a 'C' - it was really good and it was installed on my old old computer.

UnderHost 10-04-2009 12:12 PM

Highly recommend FlashFXP, not free but one of the best FTP/FXP client out there if you are looking for free FileZilla but really hate it! :)


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