The 3 Other FTP Clients You Should Try Out – PuTTY, Cyberduck & WS FTP
Whether you are looking forward to uploading a website or simply uploading some additional files or updates like Job templates, documents or files, the answer to whatever you might need to do is using an Installable File Transfer service. Unlike the web based File Transfer Protocols which are well known for failing to upload while in the middle of the action due to either an poor Internet connection or even a temporally outage of the website one is currently using, Installable FTP services are well known for offering that service which has all what it takes when it comes to completing and finalizing the uploading or even the downloading process.
As a small website builder, i have tried many different file transfer protocol services both the web based and computer based, i have come to realize that not all of them can help one with regard to finalizing the purpose due to some draw backs with regard for example the lack of a reload option without restarting the entire session, the inability of uploading a whole zip file and then unzipping while uploaded, the inability to perform auto-resume of failed downloads for cases of failed downloads and many other drawbacks. The above and more are the very reasons that made me search for the best alternatives in addition to what are commonly known for example the FileZilla and below, you will discover the 3 File Transfer Protocol clients which you should try out.
WS File Transfer Protocol
With a drag and drop support, remote file edits performance, single file transfers, auto-resume of failed downloads and uploads, WS_FTP is a client you shouldn’t miss out. It has many features compared to what the clients you know including CHMODs on UNIX boxes and file moves, ability to be used on both websites, blogs and podcasts, music transfer support of any kind, computer (PC) to server file transfers, synchronization, email notifications, OpenPGP file encryption and many more others. WS_FTP supports all computers as it has very minimal requirements and can be downloaded free from the official site or other software providers.
Whether you are running Unix platform, Windows, Symbian and other operating systems like Classic Mac OS and Mac OS X, PuTTY is your answer. It is a free raw TCP client, SSH, Telnet and rlogin with its main features including both 3DES, AES, Arcfour, Blow-fish and DES support, public key authentications, full xterm, VT102, and ECMA-48 terminal emulation, port forwarding with SSH controls, a built-in handling of X11 forwarding, command-line SCP and SFTP clients for example the pscp and psftp’s and many more. PuTTY allows a user to storing of hosts and preferences for later use in addition to having control over the SSH encryption key and protocol version and too can be used on all OS as mentioned above.
For those who prefer having something with support of multiple languages for example English, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Chinese Russian, Swedish, Hungarian, Danish, Polish, Indonesian, Catalan, Welsh, Thai, Turkish, and Hebrew and others, Cyberduck is the best alternative for you. Based on the drag and drop way and the ability to open external text editors, Cyberduck is a free FTP and SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files software in addition to others like Google Docs, and Amazon S3 with a support of both Windows and Mac OS. Its features include drag and drop, external editor application integration, allows connections to any server using FTP, SFTP or WebDAV, resume both interrupted download and uploads and many more features and too is freely available for downloading from the official website or even from the oldapps website.