Does anyone use hosting company's ftp?

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I've only ever used Filezilla, but I've heard bluehost's is more user-friendly. Haven't looked at it myself yet, just wondering if anyone had an opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
    Originally Posted by aquablue View Post

    I've only ever used Filezilla, but I've heard bluehost's is more user-friendly. Haven't looked at it myself yet, just wondering if anyone had an opinion.
    Why don't you look at it first and then decide?
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    I use various FTP clients, however on the fly I'll simply upload from the host account. Either way works fine for me.

    My FTP, freebie of choice is cuteFTP.

    On a side note, My HTC Droid uploads and downloads great. It could replace a PC for small to medium size files.

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  • Profile picture of the author oldschoolwarrior
    For on the fly ftp, I usually use fireftp, a plugin for firefox, but I like Winscp. It gives you many connection methods and advanced control in root level access, and basic ftp connections. A must have in my eyes
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  • Profile picture of the author webatures
    I also only use Filezilla! I've had bad connection problems (i.e. timeouts in the middle of a transfer) with WinSCP for some odd reasons.
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  • Profile picture of the author mlw32785
    Actually have use both. I have found the bluehost one to be a little easier because you don't have to really type in any logins. You can just log into your bluehost account and the find the FTP option and upload whatever you need.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    FTP? I switched to SSH close to a decade ago. So if everyone's using FTP, which sends the password in the clear over the network, why are people surprised when their web sites end up compromised?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Garratt
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      FTP? I switched to SSH close to a decade ago. So if everyone's using FTP, which sends the password in the clear over the network, why are people surprised when their web sites end up compromised?
      This is very good advice. Do not use FTP - you will get burned.

      I use WinSCP with SFTP/SSH exclusively and have done for some time. FTP just isn't worth the risk anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattalways
    Just use Filezilla! lol.

    sorry, but there is no question here. Filezilla is the real deal and not difficult at all. Don't bother with whatever bluehost has for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigg
    Filezilla for me too!
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  • Profile picture of the author raycowie
    I use Bluehost and the 'unlimited FTP' program is simple to use. However, the only problem I've found is that you can't edit your HTML files inside the relevant directory, so you have to do them in Notepad (or whichever you use) and then reload them. Having said that, it's not too much of a bind.
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  • Profile picture of the author midas1234
    Hi,
    I use Filezilla and when I have trouble which does happen from time to time I then use my hosting provider ftp wich is Hostgator.
    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Radko
    Filezilla is the best
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