WinSCP Free FTP SFTP File Transfer For Windows

WinSCP Free FTP SFTP File Transfer For Windows

When editing code or script on live production server, we use an FTP program if the server we are using doesn't have graphical user interface, like most Linux distribution server.

Using FTP client such WinSCP can help us doing downloading, uploading real quick and practice. We don't need to type Linux command, using graphical user interface usually we just need to navigate which our local location and which to put it on the path location on the server.

Deploying PHP and Javascript codes to production server can be done instantly, we don't need to compile them because it's scripting language.

The best FTP client i found so far is WinSCP. It's really easy to use, fast response, navigating to directory tree is really quick.

To connect with your remote server, you can either use SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 and SCP. Just create new connection using the configuration you have and start managing your file on the remote server.

Just clicking on the text file which we one to modify them, you can just double click on it, then start editing the file on our local text editor. As soon as you press CTRL + S on that editor it will automatically uploaded to your remote server.

You can combine WinSCP to whatever your favorite text editor for example Notepad++, Sublime Text, or even Visual studio code. It' will work just fine. You can configure the editor for WinSCP from menu Options > preferences > editors >  add your favorite editor > then move it to the very top > OK.

WinSCP is a free and open-source FTP client mainly for Windows, as of December 2019, there's no support for other operating system.

Its main function is secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager and file synchronization functionality.

If you want to get WinSCP, you can download it from their official website homepage at WinSCP - Copy file between a local computer and remote servers using FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 file transfer protocols.

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