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Tom Byers
Tom Byers
13,005 Points

What is the benefit of using an FTP client like Cyberduck compared to just uploading using the File Manager in cPanel?

I'm guessing it's security-related?

2 Answers

Sue Dough
Sue Dough
35,800 Points

It depends on your situation but I would say there is 2 benefits.

  1. If you screw up it is harder to figure out what happened in the logs if you do it via File Manager in Cpanel vs using FTP.

  2. It is usally easier to use an FTP client for more than 1 file.

But its 2015, if your still using FTP/Cpanel File manager to deploy your applications you may want to reevaluate things. FTP sends your username and password in plain text to the server. Both are also more prone to human error. You should look into some other deployment methods. And if your going to use Cyberduck then atleast use SFTP.

jason chan
jason chan
31,009 Points

Filemanager is used to copy files within the server. It's faster than ftp.

ftps should be pretty secure. Filemanager is faster.