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How do I speed up Filezilla transfers?

If your file transfers seem to be going slow, you can try to increase the number of connections and see if that helps. Note that the server you’re connecting to may have restrictions to the number of and speed of connections, so this may or may not help. Your ISP may also have restrictions in place.


Through the Site Manager


  1. Click File at the top left of FileZilla’s navigation bar


Showing where to find the File option in FileZilla


  1. Click Site Manager from the drop down list


Showing where to find the Site Manager in FileZilla


  1. Choose the site (Or put in the hostname and port number, and login information to create a new one)


Showing how to add a site to the Site Manager in FileZilla


  1. Click the Transfer Settings tab


Showing where to select the Transfer settings tab in FileZilla


  1. Enable Passive mode
  2. Tick the checkbox for Limit number of simultaneous connections
  3. Select the number of connections (up to 10) you want to use


Showing how to configure the Transfer Settings options in FileZilla


  1. Click OK


Through Transfer Settings

  1. Click Edit at the top
  2. Click Settings in the drop down


Showing the Settings sub option in FileZilla


  1. Click Transfers on the left in the sidebar that comes up
  2. Change the number for Maximum Simultaneous Transfers


Showing how to change the maximum simultaneous transfers using the transfer settings in FileZilla