I have used FileZilla for years for my FTP needs. It is one of the first applications that I install when I get a new computer.
I was recently using FileZilla to download a few thousand WordPress files from a server. Although my internet connection was very fast, and the server from which I was downloading has a fast connection, the download was taking ages. I then remembered that I had failed to change a setting crucial to improving download upload and download speeds in FileZilla.
Instructions to make FileZilla transfer very fast
When installing FileZilla on my new laptop I hadn’t increased the default number of simultaneous transfers. By default FileZilla allows two simultaneous transfers which is fine for slow internet connections but is too low for high speed transfer requirements.
Here are the instructions to increase the number of simultaneous transfers in FileZilla for faster upload and download of files:
- In Filezilla click Edit.
- Click Settings….
- Click Transfers.
- Increase Maximum simultaneous transfers to 10.
- Click Ok.
If you find that you are getting failed transfers or your internet connection is too slow for your other tasks (whilst transferring files) then lower the number of concurrent transfers in FileZilla.