FTP is not dead

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used for the transferring of files across a network between a server and a client. It was created in 1971, so it has been around for a long time. It was once considered a cutting-edge solution when sending data from A to B was difficult. Transfer of even small files was sometimes difficult due to bandwidth constraints.

Today, FTP is referred to by some as the forgotten transfer protocol. And yet – FTP persists.  It’s not very secure, and it’s old. But, it is also simple and makes transferring multiple files, especially large ones, a natural process.

At Cincopa, FTP and other file upload methods are supported to provide users with a wide variety of convenient multimedia management tools.

When you want to publish or backup heavy media content, such as videos, photos, audios, presentations, etc.

Uploading heavy media files is often challenging. In this matter, FTP gives much more flexibility than HTTP. While most browsers limit the maximum file size to 2GB, FTP clients don’t have any limitation. This makes FTP a perfect option for transferring heavy media content.

When you need to upload a significant number of multimedia files at a time FTP allows you to upload an unlimited number of files, as well as directories. It runs the process in the background, and you can continue working.

When you’re on the go and want to upload files instantly from a mobile device

One of the strongest points of FTP is its ease of use on mobile devices. There is a vast range of free FTP clients available for mobile platforms, which can be used to upload files on the go anytime you have an Internet connection.

When file upload speed matters to you

High-speed FTP servers can be located in different geographical areas. With one close to you, you can get maximum upload speed. Just log into your Cincopa account and find FTP in the Assets / Upload Files menu.  You’ll find guidelines on how to configure your FTP client and upload files to Cincopa hosting.


Originally published on May 26th, 2017, updated on March 17th, 2019
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FTP is not dead

by Ievgen Leonov time to read: 1 min