Multi-threaded & Segmented FTP
Multi-threaded and Segmented FTP
Downloading many files simultaneously can often increase FTP speeds because each file requires its own connection to be established.
If you are having poor speeds when downloading from your slot, you may want to try "segmented downloading."
There are not many FTP clients that support segmented downloading, but a few of those that can are mentioned below.
Multi-threading vs Segmented
A common misconception is that multithreading = segmented downloading. This is not the case. GoFTP is a client that claims to support multi-threading, but in truth doesn’t offer segmented. Segmentation allows an FTP client to split a single large file into multiple parts and use multiple transfers to download those parts simultaneously (ie - separate segmented parallel FTP connections). These parts are then recombined into a single file upon completion. During the active download you’ll notice multiple (temporary) parts of the same file:
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