When comparing Xshell 6 vs FileZilla, the Slant community recommends Xshell 6 for most people. In the question“What are the best SSH clients for Windows?” Xshell 6 is ranked 14th while FileZilla is ranked 18th.
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Pro Connections management
Pro Has tabs
Pro Local shell interface to control Xshell
Pro Great option for enterprises
Xshell 6 caters to enterprises with features such as multi-tab UI, dynamic port forwarding, scripting support, support for ASCII as well as non-ASCII characters, etc.
Pro Compose bar to send a string to multiple servers at once
Pro Can use any system font
Pro Tunneling bar
Channel monitoring and dynamic port forwarding.
Pro User defined key map support
Pro Task automation with VB script
Pro Secure FTP support (FTPS/SFTP)
Supports FTP, FTPS (SSL) and SFTP (SSH)
In addition to Windows, FileZilla client is available for Unix, OSX and Linux.
Pro Free and open source
FileZilla is free open-source software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License free of charge. Basically this means that everyone, including corporate entities, can use FileZilla, including but not limited to private, educational and commercial use.
Pro Suppots FTP and FTPS
FileZilla Server is a server that supports FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS which provides secure encrypted connections to the server.
Pro Kind of de-facto standard
If you're troubleshooting things, everybody will first try if it works with File-Zilla.
Pro Offers Server Mode
Can be used as an FTP server also, allowing easy file sharing.
Con Not free
The subscription costs $89 per year.
Con No stable portable version
Any portable version present is wrapper. It moves files from portable folder to appdata and backward, which often cause dataloss
Con Installs junk software on your computer
The installer will install adware by default.