Which protocol is best for transferring data over internet?

@bogdanel (1208)
Romania
January 16, 2007 1:19am CST
If you will have to choose to download a file from two different mirrors.. and one choise is FTP other chioce is HTTP... What you choose and why?
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14 responses
@tintusam (1168)
• India
16 Jan 07
well i choose File Transfer Protocol to download a file....Hyper Texr Transfer Protocol is more common ...but the FTP is reliable in downloading files....it is faster way than HTTP
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@bogdanel (1208)
• Romania
16 Jan 07
Thanks for your response!
@neo2neo (461)
• India
16 Jan 07
The FTP is widely known and used protocol to transfer files. I also use the same. It is well recognized and secure. It becomes even safer with SSL. There is another method to transfer files which is comparatively new and being accepted world wide. It is also very popular in forums and communities which exchange media files and softwares. It is the 'torrent'. It is not very reliable though. It could carry viruses too.
@bogdanel (1208)
• Romania
16 Jan 07
And you like viruses huh ?
• Romania
1 Feb 07
i dont have any idee...i am not familiar whit this kind of stuff....but if others are saying hhtp...i am saying the same:))))
@w32worm (287)
• India
31 Jan 07
There are two types of protocol available in order to download the data. they are - 1) HTTP which stants for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and 2) FTP File Transfer Protocol. thx. Good day!
@melufa (93)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
i guess they both have their ups and downs. some ftp servers does not support resume on transferring files what if your computer hangs in the middle of the transfer. on the other hand most http servers support it and you can transfer in multiple segments. ting
• India
29 Jan 07
http is for web and other kind of use and FTP is extesively used for file tranfer. HTTP is not a file tranfer protocol 90% of the people uses ftp or else they wil chjoose p2p protocols to transfer data and http is only for web acces that is text tranfer protocol.
@fady83 (617)
• Egypt
29 Jan 07
of course FTP is better than Http but it is not safe
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
29 Jan 07
i definately choose http method than other method .. since my internet connection is only permit from http acces .. other that .. is block ! .... so there is no other choice .. from tunneling .. is make it more slower ...
@blueman (16513)
• India
29 Jan 07
i think for transferring files FTP is the best protocol as it is fast and is meant for the job.
@ashumit02 (819)
• United States
29 Jan 07
most actively is http,while ftp protocols take much time depend on the byte size needed to transfer.
@kingadnan (1540)
• Pakistan
20 Jan 07
wel i think HTTP is better than FTP, so i go for HTTP. thanks
@cyfernet (2384)
• United States
17 Jan 07
i have never understoof FTP, HTTP looks easier
@utanyto (413)
• Romania
17 Jan 07
I will chose HTTP, because in my opinion it`s the best. I don`t know one single file that gaved me error or something, if i chose HTTP.
@centurian (453)
• India
16 Jan 07
its HHTP according to me