All the latest UK technology news, reviews and analysis

WinSCP 5.5.5

More from this author

21 Aug 2014

View Comments

  • Tweet this
WinSCP screenshot


If you need to administer a remote computer, server or website, this could be a solution

Review Rating: rating

Platform: Windows 8 compatible, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Manufacturer: WinSCP

Size: 2.9MB

Number of Downloads: 1273

Price: Free

Only recently we were asked to discuss portable applications live on BBC radio. When we mentioned FTP clients as a tool that you could take on the road and use to administer your remote website, a few people asked what an FTP client was about and why they’d even need to use FTP to access the Internet.

An FTP client can be useful for both uploading and downloading files. For instance, find an FTP server, download a large file (Linux distro or a service pack as ideal example) and, if the download fails, you can resume from the last position using an FTP client. With your web browser, you often have to start the download again from scratch.

If you have a homepage, server or simply want to backup files to a remote location, an FTP client is essential. You can often synchronise files between the local and remote site, so you can quickly make sure the files are updated on both sides.

WinSCP is an open-source FTP client that enables you to login to your remote server, website or other location and then synchronise your files. It also ships in a portable version, so store all your site and FTP passwords, then use WinSCP on the road to access your server, remote computer or other site, without leaving a trace on the host machine.

What do you think?
blog comments powered by Disqus

Popular Threads

Powered by Disqus
LG G Flex 2 hands-on review

CES 2015: LG G Flex 2 video

A closer look at LG's latest curved-screen smartphone

Updating your subscription status Loading


Getting started with virtualisation

Virtualisation can help you reduce costs, improve application availability, and simplify IT
management. However, getting started can be challenging


Converting big data and analytics insights into results

Successful leaders are infusing analytics throughout their organisations to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimise outcomes

To send to more than one email address, simply separate each address with a comma.