What's Safer? Filezilla -or- CuteFTP?

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Hey Gang,

Been doing a little research and just wondering what you guys think? Which program do you think is safer for transfering files ==> Filezilla -or- CuteFTP?

Thanks,
Kyle
#cuteftp #filezilla #ftp #safer #transfering
  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Which program do you think is safer for transfering files ==> Filezilla -or- CuteFTP?
    What do you mean by "safer"? Both are safe in terms of FTP clients.

    But is FTP a secure protocol?... Nope.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
    I haven't needed to FTP in years. I use the filemanager in CPanel to do everything I used to do with FTP.
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    • Profile picture of the author KylePeters
      Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

      I haven't needed to FTP in years. I use the filemanager in CPanel to do everything I used to do with FTP.
      Ok, so it sounds like it would be safer to do everything through cPanel -- as opposed to using Filezilla -or- CuteFTP to do FTP which is an unsecure protocol, like Greedy said. Why not do everythiing through cPanel in that case?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

      I haven't needed to FTP in years. I use the filemanager in CPanel to do everything I used to do with FTP.
      Thie file manager upload is not any more secure unless its https, then its over port 2083. If it isn't, it's over port 2082 & wide open.
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  • Profile picture of the author threezerozero
    i personally use FileZilla...i like the format and its easier for me to do that than to log into my cpanel everytime i need to transfer something over.

    as far as being safe.....just do it through cpanel if you're that concerned.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Originally, there was no private key encryption.

    TELNET
    FTP
    EMAIL

    Have ALWAYS been NON-SECURED!

    SSH is secure telnet
    SFTP is secure ftp
    Email STILL has no secure variant.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    They are both essentially the same exact thing. I have used Filezilla for years.
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  • Profile picture of the author edhuu
    I have used filezilla for some time.. And I got no problem so far..
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  • Profile picture of the author KylePeters
    OK, so then in Filezilla should we switch over to SFTP, and what port should we use?
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    • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
      Originally Posted by KylePeters View Post

      what port should we use?
      The port that the server is expecting. Try the default, if it doesn't work ask your host.

      But you still haven't answered as to what you mean by "safer."
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      • Profile picture of the author koolphoto
        I don't understand what your asking about which is safer. Both programs have been around for quite sometime. It just depends which program you get used to and become comfortable with.

        I prefer a FTP program over cPanel in my web browser because I can upload or download multiple files and folders much faster with a standalone FTP program.

        I use and I know many people use Filezilla FTP. I also know a few who use CuteFTP. I have never heard of problems.

        If you are uploading or downloading your files from your computer to your server I don't think you need worry.

        I am a photographer and I upload photographs to clients servers worldwide using Filezilla. I never had a problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
    I've used both for years with no problem. To me it seems a lot faster then cpanel. I use CuteFtp the most since I'm used to it.
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  • I doubt there is much of a difference. If your a chick use cute if your a guy use filezilla
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