FTP or HTTP, Which do you prefer? Why ?

United Arab Emirates
January 19, 2007 3:55am CST
FTP or HTTP, Which do you prefer? Why ?
6 responses
@aelyus (634)
• Romania
19 Jan 07
this is not a good question. both are good..you can use http protocol for surfing on internet, view websites(you use http when you enter mylot:)) and ftp for transfering big files.
• India
19 Jan 07
exactly aelyus is perfectly right
• India
29 Jan 07
It's not a matter od preferance! These are to different protocols used for different purposes. I use both the protocols on the internet. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol which is used for basic file transfer on a network such as internet. HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, which is used for transfer of HTML documents through internet.
@ashumit02 (819)
• United States
29 Jan 07
this depends on the application which we are using.FTP is used for file transfer by many software like limewire,dap,and many others
@blueman (16513)
• India
25 Jan 07
i do not think it will much make a difference whch one you like ftp or http as they are protocols which are there and it cannot be changed, i do not think you can browse using ftp, and in most site you can download with only ftp, so i think they are good in their places.
@blindedfox (3316)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
If you are talking about downloads, I think most HTTP downloads are better. It is faster. Most free FTP downloads limit how many slots you can use when downloading a file. So if I were to choose, I'd say HTTP instantly. =)
@ezzrssi (11195)
• Italy
19 Jan 07
it depends they are 2 different things are 2 protocols for different uses