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Hello,

 

I'm new to TCH and getting my Moveable Type based site transfered over from my old host. I had tried several FTP packages with them and the only one I was able to use to back up my entire site without disconnecting was WinSCP. Well, I didn't know this when I settled on it, but it's a secure FTP package and TCH doesn't support that on their shared servers.

 

So I need new FTP software. What are you using with TCH reliably? I'd prefer free-ware, but if I had to pay a bit I suppose I would. :D

 

Thanks,

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I use FileZilla. Absolutely free. It doesn't always make it through a long list of file transfers without disconnecting, but it's very good at picking up where it left off.

 

Does your old host use cPanel? If it does, you could open a TCH Help Desk ticket and ask them to transfer your site from your old host to TCH.

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I use WSFTP at work, CoreFTP Lite (free) at home.

 

EDITED...At home I now use CuteFTP Pro, paid program

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I use WSFTP at work, CoreFTP Lite (free) at home.

 

I use WSFTP also. Get it from www.ipswitch.com. It may not be free but it performs extremely well and can do nifty things like recursive file permissions updates which save a lot of time. Get the evaluation version first & see what you think :D

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At download.com, WSFTP got 5 stars from the editors but only 3 from the readers (16 votes). Several readers complained of instability.

 

Core FTP LE got 4 / 4.5 stars between editors and readers (247 votes), SmartFTP got 5/4 (200 votes).

 

SmartFTP was downloaded 9.5 million times, Core FTP about a half a million.

 

Yes, I'm overly analytical.

 

I'm going to try SmartFTP.

 

Thanks,

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  • 2 weeks later...

I am looking for one that will upload a file or files on a schedule, and of course, I want it to be free. ;)

 

I have a weather station at home and ran a script to parse it's data file and post it to the website when I was doing my own hosting, but since I moved to TCH, I've let it languish for lack of a way to get the datafile to the server.

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I'm not an expert here, but it seems that you should write a PHP script that uploads the file to the server. Then you would use cPanel to create a cron job to execute the script at a specific interval.

 

Shouldn't be too hard. Maybe somebody can give you some more specific help if you need it.

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Where is the file you are wanting to upload? If it's on your PC then CuteFTP has a way where you can script an FTP session. Once that is done, using Windows XP scheduler you schedule the session for what ever time of day you want it to run.

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Don't rule out your ISP either. I have hiccups in my cable all the time.

Oh yea....definitely agree with this one! If it is not my ISP, it is my cable company "tweaking things" near me.... ;)

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My favourite program hasn't been mentioned yet, probably because FTP is only a small part of what it can do.

 

It is called Total Commander and it can be found at http://www.ghisler.com/

 

As well as FTP, it is a complete file manager with some really neat features.

 

It is shareware and costs US$34. (It is fully functional, with just a nag screen at startup).

 

An earlier version of this was the first shareware program that I ever actually paid money for, because it really is worth it!

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I don't know why, but lately FileZilla has been giving be headaches. Just having it open slows down everything on my machine... which admitedly is a few years old and overwhelmed by the amount of high end software I've packed onto it.

 

But I want to mention that I tried FireFTP extension for Firefox and it transfers files with no visible detrimental memory hit. I miss some of the functionality that Filezilla had... but it seems to be a memory hog.

 

I will most likely purchase a license for one of the other FTP clients mentioned in this thread... but I will miss FileZilla.

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FireFTP is a great pick.

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I personally use Filezilla but I highly recommend FlashFXP. It is a very powerful (but not free) FTP client. It even lets you edit files on the server from within the program. Something text editors do but few FTP clients.

 

I use Fire FTP at work but now they have gone and blocked my access to FTP which is almost annoying as the fact the added my domain to the banned list.

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I use Filezilla on my usb drive, which is pretty rare, but haven't noticed any problems with it - probably because of the little use I give it.

 

Most of my web work is done on Linux and I use gnu ftp there and it works very well. I'm not sure if they have a Windows version and it's too close to 5:00 to look :angry: but it may be worth a peek.

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