which ftp to download?

by K. Rondo 11 replies
My computer is powered by Windows and my hosting is Linux?
So, which version of FTP do I download: Windows or Linux?

Sorry, for the stupid question.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    The one that runs on your desktop computer. Many servers run Linux, its great for running servers. But if your personal computer is windows, get that version, it should run just fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author K. Rondo
    Thankyou for responding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sami
    An FTP software by nature talks to any remote FTP system. That's the wholepoint of a protocol (FTP, HTTP, SMTP, etc).

    But 'your' FTP program must be able to run on our machine. So you must download a Windows version of the FTP program for your Windows PC.

    I have been using FileZilla for many years. It is free and very stable, no problems. There's also a free FileZilla FTP server if ever you need one.

    SmartFTP is more feature rich but it now requires a fee after the 30 day trial. But I will probably be switching to it at some poitn.

    There are many more FTP programs available. You have plenty of choice.

    Good luck
    Sami
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  • Profile picture of the author toonarme
    I have Windows Vista (ugh) and my hosting is Linux, I use Filezilla and it' great, I used to use SmartFTP but wasn't too happy with it...
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  • Filezilla is all I use for FTP. Good stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author NMP
    Hi

    I used Smart and also Filezilla. Until Hostgator support told me that
    Core FTP is very stable and works great. So I tested it and never had
    any errors or problems. Just another darn great FTP program.

    Daniel
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    • Profile picture of the author TheNightOwl
      Another vote here for FileZilla.

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    • Profile picture of the author Sami
      Originally Posted by NMP View Post

      Hi

      I used Smart and also Filezilla. Until Hostgator support told me that
      Core FTP is very stable and works great. So I tested it and never had
      any errors or problems. Just another darn great FTP program.

      Daniel
      Actually Daniel raises a good point. I too had problems with HostGator + FileZilla ... wasted an awful lot of my time trying to figure if the account settings were wrong.

      But CoreFTP was just fine with HostGator. Otherwise FileZilla has been rock solid everywhere else for many years. I guess the issue must be at HostGator.

      Sami
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