Why is WinSCP file transfer (still) so slow compared to FileZilla?

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Why is WinSCP file transfer (still) so slow compared to FileZilla?

I know it's been asked for years, but why is WinSCP so slow compared to Filezilla for file transfers? I see many reports but no solution. Using the latest WinSCP and Filezilla, uploading Wordpress (1508 files, 28Mb) over Port 21 (unencrypted) we see...

Filezilla: 59 seconds
WinSCP: 2 min 38 seconds

I can't work with Filezilla as it misses basic functions (auto-upload on save). Other FTP programs we've tested can be as slow as WinSCP, so does anyone know how FileZilla manages to achieve so much better transfer speeds?

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Re: Why is WinSCP file transfer (still) so slow compared to FileZilla?

FileZilla is not faster than WinSCP in general. We have optimized WinSCP for networks configuration we have available. But that are network configurations, where WinSCP does not perform that well, but it's hard for us to solve that obviously.

Though anyway, FileZilla author focuses on performance primarily indeed, at expense of other features. With WinSCP we focus on other features relatively more. The choice is yours.

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