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    Why does unlimited FTP use for uploading data?

    Recently I changed my hosting company and due to this I want to transfer my data from old server to new. I tried to upload it through Filezilla but I did not get any folder related with wordpress that I have been installed in new server earlier. When I asked to hosting company then they said to use their inbuilt Unlimited FTP tool given in Cpanel for uploading data. While in old hosting company I was uploading all files through Filazilla. To use unlimited FTP I had to installed Java in my PC then it works. So, I want to know that why my new hosting company is not allowing Filezilla and suggesting to use their own unlimited FTP tool.

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    Have you asked them? That's pretty strange.
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    Good Web Hosting (Like Godaddy)Company always provide you thrid party Software as well as their own FTP software. From third party software you can also upload unlimited data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samb0057 View Post
    Have you asked them? That's pretty strange.
    I asked them. They said it is only for security purpose.

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    It's really strange. FTP is the basic part of hosting which should be accessible through any FTP software FileZilla, CuteFTP etc. Even you can do it through your explorer.

    FTP really does not matter with the client software you use, so basically their FTP service does not work and it is a big thing to worry.

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    May be they allow only secure ftp.
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    FTP is a protocol, the whole point of which is to allow interoperability. If they're even using the FTP protocol I don't see how they could restrict you to a certain program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamBarrow View Post
    FTP is a protocol, the whole point of which is to allow interoperability. If they're even using the FTP protocol I don't see how they could restrict you to a certain program.
    SamBarrow, Can you share more details about FTP protocol or reference link so that I could deep discuss with my new hosting company regarding this issue?

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    Just check the wikipedia page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Transfer_Protocol
    Your host should allow FTP, that's a little crazy to require you to install a special program.
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    A screenshot of his reply would be nice. You should definitely enquire further and find out why, I would.
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    yeah its just for security, not a bad idea actually as people get hacked left and right through ftp access all the time

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    Ask if they support sftp, they should, since they are so concerned about security, and Filezilla does support that also, so, no reason they should not let you use what you want, as long as it works over sftp.
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