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If you have lots of sites, what FTP client do you use?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by PhilG, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    I have over 15 sites and am constantly jumping from one site to another doing updates. Sometimes uploading the same file to different sites.

    I am looking for a light weight FTP client that is fast and efficient as well as bug free. In the past I have used to use LeechFTP which was perfect apart from the bugs and the fact that it's no longer developed. Now I've switched to SmartFTP which is okay but not perfect sometimes frustrating with bloated graphics and toolbars.

    As web developers I see the requirements being:

    - Fast loading
    - Low memory footprint
    - Streamlined for small files
    - up/download queue
    - up/downloads with multiple threads

    Basically I'm looking to save as much time as possible, I want as little clicks as possible to get my file(s) from my computer to my servers. Any tips recommendations on what you use or have experienced will be great!
     
    PhilG, Jul 16, 2008 IP
  2. phinelinda

    phinelinda Well-Known Member

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    Cute FTP Latest version is the one I use. It has a site manager that can be exported and imported from different computers. Hence backups are what I look at before I choose a software that handles website logins :)
     
    phinelinda, Jul 16, 2008 IP
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    I have been using CoreFTP for over 2 years. They have a free version and very fast loading. One of the best ftp software in the market.
     
    splitzer, Jul 16, 2008 IP
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    Kerosene Alpha & Omega™ Staff

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    geekos Well-Known Member

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    Ill recommend FileZilla latest version its fast and free ;)
     
    geekos, Jul 16, 2008 IP
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    core ftp is sweet
     
    Jaybreeze, Jul 16, 2008 IP
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    Spawny Well-Known Member

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    im using a web based ftp client
     
    Spawny, Jul 17, 2008 IP
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    Don't know If FileZilla support your requirements, but I personally still recommend it.
    As I see CoreFTP maybe the most suitable choose for you, CuteFTP also great if you had some extra money to buy them.
     
    Ledzf, Jul 17, 2008 IP
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    I manage almost 100 Web-Sites, and I find Dreamweaver's integrated FTP and Site Manager to be fantastic. Although Dreamweaver is not lightweight or cheap!

    Try Transmit FTP, their cueing system is great.
     
    bavington, Jul 17, 2008 IP
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    jezzz Notable Member

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    I use! FileZilla :) it is free forever and more efficient
     
    jezzz, Jul 17, 2008 IP
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    winscp for sites that support ssh and filezilla if it doesnt - prefer winscp though.
     
    tehgamecat, Jul 17, 2008 IP
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    CuteFTP for me, specially because it has an inline editor with HTML syntax, been using it for a long time now, it never let me down lol.
     
    el_jentel1, Jul 17, 2008 IP
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    Washuu Peon

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    LeechFTP was absolutely amazing and I wish it was still around.

    CuteFTP(Paid), FileZilla(Free), Cyberduck(Free, OS X Only), and Dreamweaver's FTP(Paid) are all very good.
     
    Washuu, Jul 17, 2008 IP
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    subseo Guest

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    FTP built into the Total Commander (file manager). and Filezilla.
     
    subseo, Jul 17, 2008 IP
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    for an open source client, try file zilla
     
    campolar, Jul 17, 2008 IP
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    I'd vote for CuteFTP Pro. It comes with a great graphical user interface(GUI) and easy for beginners to learn and use.
     
    SarahMckenzie, Jul 17, 2008 IP
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    Yup, another vote here for filezilla. Love how simple it is. Can't believe it is free! Yay open-source :)
     
    ramijames, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    i'm a filezilla user too
     
    st0neski, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    filezilla is light and excellent
     
    perfectblue, Jul 18, 2008 IP
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    I use the Site Managment options in Dreamweaver. i find it keeps track of all my projects and ftp info, and with one click i can "put" everything up!
     
    westcoli, Jul 18, 2008 IP