A website owner is regularly going to upload and download stuff to and fro on his website’s hosting account, which is when he has got a total of 2 options for managing the files. First one is accessing the files through his Hosting Cpanel Account via File Manager where he can easily upload the stuff but has a limit on the files he can upload at once, on the other hand a FTP Software is going to help him in easily uploading any number of files and even doing multiple functions.
Now there are numerous File Transfer Protocol Programs available Online like FileZilla, CuteFtp, FireFtp etc most of which also offer free software, but as per few reports these are not totally secure. In many cases consumers have fought with their Web Hosts when they find that their web hosting accounts are Hacked, but there are many reasons why your hosting account can get hacked and one of the major reason is using a Free Unsecured FTP Program. Iam not referring to just the Free Programs but also towards the paid FTP softwares which dont encrypt the passwords you enter into them. Most hackers would gain access to your FTP softwares and try to get access to your website’s hosting section.
I have used Globoscape CuteFTP Program from years, but it was just a few days i came to know that this paid application also saves your Stored sessions and login passwords in simple text files which are very vulnerable and can be easily attacked. The moment i came through this information i went ahead and started finding out if its true and not only CuteFTP but multiple softwares were so easy to get hacked that the next step was either to use the Hosting Cpanel or else a Secured FTP Program. This is when a friend recommended me WinSCP – which is a free & secured FTP software which works similar to all other softwares like allows Drag & Drop Feature, Bulk Upload & Download, Save Login ID & Password etc and the most important feature is that its going to encrypt the logins you save to make sure its not going to get shared with just anyone.
How does WinSCP work?
WinSCP is a Freeware based on the Open Source Script – FileZilla, which is also a free software. It transfers data using SSH (Secure Shell) with the main job being transferring files between a local computer and a remote computer along with multiple functions. Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication.