Maximize Transfer Speed for FTP in Filezilla

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Transfer speed is really important in this day and age due to a high need for new information.

In this article, we will show you how to maximize your transfer speed using FTP in FileZilla. Also, we will show you how to increase your number of concurrent downloads.

One of the most popular FTP clients available is Filezilla, with its familiar user dashboard that makes the contents of your local machine readily available on the left side.

However, like any other applications available for various tasks, one can never get to use all of its features.

When transferring files, both uploading and downloading from one point to another, we always want to get the best speed possible.

When using certain software applications, a considerable improvement in transfer speeds can be attained by modifying the settings of the software.

To give a concrete example of how this tip works, let’s try it with Filezilla.

Maximize transfer speed and number of concurrent downloads

Run FileZilla and got to the “Edit” tab in the top left corner.


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In “Edit” drop-down menu choose “Settings” option.

FileZilla dashboard settings
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“Settings” window will open and you need to choose “Transfers” from the list on the left side.

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Under “Concurrent Transfer”, you will see the first option to change Maximum Simultaneous Transfers with the default of just 2. Here you can modify it to 10 simultaneous downloads to let FileZilla transfer 10 files all at once.

Try this setting, and you will see 10 files being queued at once.


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By doing all the steps above, you will increase the number of files you are transferring and maximize your download speed.

We also encourage you to stop all active torrent files while the transfer is in progress so you can get that extra boost needed for faster finalization.

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Check our newer blog post for more on how to eliminate slow FTP speeds.

Educational Purpose Disclaimer: This material has been developed strictly for educational purposes. We at RapidSeedbox do not endorse or promote any activity involving copyright infringement or illegal activities related to torrenting. Always abide by the laws and regulations concerning copyrights in your jurisdiction.

About author Diego Asturias

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Diego Asturias is a tech journalist who translates complex tech jargon into engaging content. He has a degree in Internetworking Tech from Washington DC, US, and tech certifications from Cisco, McAfee, and Wireshark. He has hands-on experience working in Latin America, South Korea, and West Africa. He has been featured in SiliconANGLE Media, Cloudbric, Pcwdld, Hackernoon, ITT Systems, SecurityGladiators, Rapidseedbox, and more.

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