FTP is a technology that transfers files more efficiently than standard HTML web browsers, decreasing your upload/download times anywhere from 20-60%.
Egnyte is compatible with most FTP clients; we support FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over implicit TLS/SSL) and FTPES (File Transfer Protocol over explicit TLS/SSL); we do not currently support SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol). Please also note that we do not support the ASCII transfer mode; please use the binary mode instead.
FTP access is limited to Admins and Power Users on the Office, Business, or Enterprise plans; trial users on these plans are limited to uploading 1 GB total via FTP.
Popular Clients for Windows Users
- Core FTP LE (free)
- WinSCP (free)
- FileZilla (free)
- Cyberduck (free)
- Bitkinex (free)
- WS FTP Pro (paid)
Popular Clients for Mac Users
When Should I Use FTP?
We recommend using FTP if you are initially migrating up to 500GB of data or if you are uploading files that are each larger than 2.5 GB. For uploads of greater than 500 GB of content, we offer a ship drive service that you can learn about here.
Does FTP Preserve Timestamp?
File timestamps will be preserved during upload when using FTP. Please ensure that you enable the timestamp preservation option on your FTP client. For more information, please refer to this HelpDesk article.
How Do I Configure FTP?
We've prepared step-by-step instructions for configuring some of our users' favorite FTP clients. You can find links to those instructions below.