Ftp upload rate issue.

Posted November 8, 2013 5.4k views
Hi, I got trouble with ftp upload speed. I gof vsftpd running on ubuntu. Everything's fine but the upload rate. It's exactly 130 kbps. Download's ok about 1 Mbps. So, I stuck. Please point them settings out to me so I fix it.

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FTP is not very secure and there's rarely any point in using it -- if ever -- given the ease/simplicity of using SFTP. See How To Use Filezilla to Transfer and Manage Files Securely on your VPS and/or How To Use SFTP to Securely Transfer Files with a Remote Server.

If you insist on using vsFTPd, do yourself a favor and at least use it via SSL/TLS (FTPS): How To Configure vsftpd to Use SSL/TLS on an Ubuntu VPS.
by Justin Ellingwood
SFTP is a secure way to transfer files between local and remote servers. Much more secure than FTP, this protocol uses an SSH tunnel to establish a connection and uses encryption to transfer files in an interactive session.
Thank you, I'm going to that.
Now I'm using sftp but still have the same trouble. Upload rate won't get higher than 130kbps. Definitely there's an issue with droplet or smth. Tried different OS: debian,ubuntu,32 and 64. Problem always stays. Maybe a little tip where to look? Please.
Try running a speed test, what upload speed do you get?

Are you using Total Commander as the FTP client?

Same exact problem here, changed one line and… solved :)