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What is the difference between FTP and SSH?

Asked by Vincent_staines, Last updated: Nov 19, 2022

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D. Peter

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D. Peter, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), Mexico

Answered Mar 17, 2020

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, which was designed for the transferring of files from a remote location over to a local computer. FTP is somewhat outdated, as it was developed before the evolution of modern public networks. It is because of this that FTP was not very well protected. There is no special encryption to keep your information safe, as FTP sends everything in plain text. This lack of encryption puts your security in danger. SSH stands for Secure Seashell, which was created to replace FTP. As the name implies, Secure Shell is a much more secure and protected option. Unlike FTP, it uses encrypted language. SSH also goes far beyond the typical protocol, as it allows the user to give commands that can be translated and executed on the remote computer by a listening server.
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