WinSCP is a free client for Windows. Its primary purpose is file transmission between two computers. The server uses Secure Shell (SSH) to encrypt all data flow between your local machine and the server, and it also works with a variety of UNIX-like operating systems, including Linux and macOS.
WinSCP allows you to work with remote servers and document files on them. It can also transfer entire directory structures without compressing or uncompressing them. It may be used to detect changes in remote directories and to automatically synchronize local ones with those on the internet.
WinSCP also has scripting capabilities, which allow you to automate complicated procedures in the program. You may use a script to perform nearly any operation that you can accomplish manually in its user interface.
WinSCP supports a wide variety of systems, including:
– Amazon S3
– FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS)
– SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
– SCP (Secure Copy Protocol)
– SFTPS (SSH File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS)
– Amazon Glacier
– Windows Azure
– Google Cloud Storage
– Backblaze (B2) storage
In addition, WinSCP supports a number of advanced features, such as:
– Proxy support
It provides proxy support by allowing you to connect to a remote server through a web proxy. To use a web proxy, you will need to specify the proxy server’s address and port number in the Preferences dialog. It will then use the proxy server to connect to the remote server.
– SSH key generator
It can generate SSH keys itself. However, it cannot generate keys of all types that are supported by the SSH protocol. If you want to use a key type that is not supported by their software, you need to generate the key outside of the program, for example using puttygen.exe from the PuTTY suite.
– SOCKS5 proxy support
You can also use a SOCKS proxy if you have a SOCKS server set up. To use a SOCKS proxy, you will need to specify the proxy server’s address and port number in the Preferences dialog. It will then use the proxy server to connect to the remote server.