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  Post #76 (permalink)   12-20-2009, 08:19 AM
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When there is hell load of files to be transferred, copy pasted, moved from server to local directory etc. the best is to use a FTP client. Especially for mac users, it comes handy in dragging the files and pushing into the client and easily get things done.

For simpler file transfers etc. we can use the file manager through cPanel when we don't feel the necessity to use the whole FTP application for a small file transfer.
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  Post #77 (permalink)   12-24-2009, 01:17 PM
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I use WinSCP. It does everything I need including FTP and SFTP. It is awesome. Thanks.
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  Post #78 (permalink)   12-30-2009, 06:49 AM
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File Manager is the better option for me (I prefer using Cpanel actually). FTP is good to use but quite tough to handle for me.
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I'm personally not a fan of the filemanagers that come with cpanel.

FTP is pretty good except that you pass your login details and what your transferring over clear text (which has potential to cause security problems).

I personally offer and like to use SFTP. Which is FTP over SSH. SSH encrypts the tunnel that your data goes through, and your password / login info is secure.

SFTP vs FTP looks exactly the same to the client, minus the different port number to use.

Recap: Use SFTP if it's available, I think it's just easier to navigate and is secure.
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  Post #80 (permalink)   01-05-2010, 09:35 AM
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I use Filezilla and it is the best option so far.
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  Post #81 (permalink)   01-06-2010, 04:54 AM
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If I am moving a lot of files I prefer Filezilla or gftp for an ftp client. If I am uploading or downloading just a couple of files with cPanel or DirectAdmin I will use the built in file manager.

  Post #82 (permalink)   01-06-2010, 04:18 PM
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FTP with Smartftp. SmartFTP is the best ftp client out there.
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  Post #83 (permalink)   01-25-2010, 12:28 PM
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Well Filezilla is the one for me

  Post #84 (permalink)   01-29-2010, 09:58 PM
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prefer ftp client here "Filezilla" all the way baby
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  Post #85 (permalink)   01-29-2010, 10:54 PM
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There are several popular FTP clients. All have different features. We have compiled a small list of good free and payware FTP clients below.
* Filezilla (Free)
* Smart FTP (Free)
* Ipswitch FTP (Paid)
* Cyberduck (For Mac OS - Free)

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I myself always use windows built-in FTP client which allows you to simply copy & paste files into your FTP account. I think much easier than FileZilla.

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File manager.

why ? Because I only have to remember one single password.
I just login into the Cpanel, HyperVm, etc etc and start working.

  Post #88 (permalink)   02-02-2010, 03:23 PM
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^^You can use the same cPanel password for FTP though...

And i much prefer to use an FTP client, i either use Filezilla or FlashFXP (It ROCKS).

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i use self installed net2ftp more since i can edit files easily with it.
much more convenient than the cpanel file manager.
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