How do you upload your files to your webserver?

Discussion in 'Coding, Scripting & Programming' started by KuJoe, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

    May 17, 2013
    Normally I use SFTP/SCP but since moving to Comcast I've switched to FTP but I upgraded my laptop to Windows 8.1 and now my favorite FTP client (CoreFTP) doesn't work for more than a few files before failing so I've switched over to WebDAV since it's fast and reliable (unfortunately our production webservers don't have WebDAV on them). So what do you use for uploading your files? What protocol? What client? Post 'em up. :)
  2. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

    May 13, 2013
    I like SSHFS + rsync...
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  3. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

    Mar 8, 2013
    I'm lazy... so sftp.
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  4. mikho

    mikho Not to be taken seriously, ever!

    May 15, 2013
    On most servers sftp, using clients as filezilla or flashfxp.

    I have two servers that I use as "dump and share" servers which has ftpd installed.

    And then there is always wget.
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  5. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

    Mar 25, 2013
    I'm one lazy buttface.

    Also most of my servers are a long ways away from me so...

    I just move files I need into my dropbox public folder, copy the public link, and wget it from the server-side :ph34r: !  I'm one tough cookie 
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  6. NodeBytes

    NodeBytes Dedi Addict

    May 15, 2013
    SFTP using Cyberduck for editing and daily work.

    If pushing a full site I use the built in sftp client in Dreamweaver.
  7. Nett

    Nett Article Submitter Verified Provider

    Nov 27, 2013
    I use FileZilla for SFTP/FTP on Mac, command line over terminal also works, but finding the right directory is pretty hard...Don't know about Windows.
  8. budi1413

    budi1413 New Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    SFTP using FileZilla. :)
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  9. nunim

    nunim VPS Junkie

    May 15, 2013
    Typically SFTP via SmartFTP, if it's a large file I'll upload to the server closest to me then wget or rsync it to the server I need it on.
  10. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

    May 16, 2013
    One time things: sftp.

    Knowing that I have to change a lot: Mount via sshfs.
  11. BuzzzHost

    BuzzzHost New Member

    Dec 14, 2013
    I usually use SFTP or Rsync most of the time. It really depends on what I'm transferring and how large the data stream may be.
  12. WebSearchingPro

    WebSearchingPro VPS Peddler Verified Provider

    May 15, 2013
    I have been enjoying git web hooks and a pull .php file to update directories dynamically. It can go so far as if you push to a development branch it will update the development server and production would be the production server. 
  13. stim

    stim New Member

    Jun 22, 2013
     Bitorrent sync!
  14. notFound

    notFound Don't take me seriously! Verified Provider

    Apr 11, 2013
    SFTP if on Winblows, rsync or scp if on Linux.
  15. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

    Apr 18, 2013
    All of my gear at home is Debian.. I just use SCP over command-line.
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  16. Wintereise

    Wintereise New Member

    May 16, 2013
    Auto build/deploy solutions that pull the source from git, build (Or deploy, in case of interpreted languages) -- namely Atlassian bamboo.

    When you start developing things seriously, nothing much else really cuts it.
  17. Adduc

    Adduc New Member

    May 15, 2013
    hg update through a port forwarded SSH session, although I've been working on a solution similar to Wintereise's.
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  18. bizzard

    bizzard Active Member

    May 16, 2013
    Most of the things I need to upload/change on a server are the code. Since all the code we write are stored in a central repository too, I usually clone/pull them. I am aware of the extra overhead and files, but its so simple.

    When I don't have a SSH access, I use SFTP too, mostly with FileZilla, when I am on my PC/Laptop and rarely the web based Net2FTP, when there is no FTP/SFTP client installed.
  19. tchen

    tchen New Member

    Sep 1, 2013
    Normally deploy using svn, but if I'm editing a dev box, I have expandrive over ssh. Sublime text seems to like it fine as if it was local.
  20. fixidixi

    fixidixi Active Member

    May 17, 2013
    i always upload bigger files with flashfxp as its able to resume sessions without a problem. its pretty cheap and got a lifetime license :) ftp over ssh.

    deploy: git/svn over ssh

    to be honest i used all sorts of clients but since ive found flashfxp im even using it on debian with wine. (the developer is  also testing it for wine..) which is messy i know but im just lazy and this way i can export all my settings to a single file and import them to a new machine...