There are several ways to transfer large files. You can use HTTP to transfer files but there’s a risk of the browser timing out and getting disconnected. Also, HTTP can be slow because it sends headers and meta data before transferring the actual files. If you need to transfer a huge amount of data at a time, FTP is the best method you can use.

FTP can transfer large files between computers through different ways. You can use various FTP clients like Filezilla, a browser with the ftp:// extension, a web based file manager and windows’ command prompt. With FTP, you won’t have to worry about getting disconnected as you can always pick up where you dropped off with your transfer.

Due to the size restrictions of email attachments, sending huge files through email can be a pain. FTP can be used to send large files to other people like your clients. You can do this by giving your download links to them so they can directly download the files to their computer.

Using FTP is a great way of sharing large files with other users. If you are looking for an online file sharing service but don’t want to immediately pay for the sign up cost, you can try SmartFile’s 14 day free trial and see how it works for you.

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