FTP vs SFTP. So your hosting says you have FTP access but not SFTP or one of the other and you’re wondering what’s the difference between the two, well in a nutshell nothing there are no differences between the two both handle file transferring from your PC to the server.

In a more technical view, the difference between the two is simply Security¬†yep, that’s it added security. Having said that going with SFTP is always the better option due to its security, I mean why bother risking the chance.

Also, the majority of the hosting providers implement SFTP not FTP and it’s a good pathway to something better in the future. If you want to really get nerdy read this one here:¬†FTP Vs SFTP blog