When comparing WinSCP vs WinSSHTerm, the Slant community recommends WinSCP for most people. In the question“What are the best SSH clients for Windows?” WinSCP is ranked 7th while WinSSHTerm is ranked 8th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Supports FTP and SFTP
Pro Not bundled with Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP)
Does not attempt to install unwanted software on installation.
Pro Free and open-source
It has very good compatibility with the other tools of this segment (e.g. PuTTY)
No Installation required.
Pro Can protect stored passwords by strong AES cipher
Pro Integrated basic text editor
It has a integrated basic function text editor to create/edit/update files directly from client.
WinSSHTerm is free for anyone to use.
Pro Supports file transfer
The user can start a WinSCP session inside WinSSHTerm, without the need to duplicate the session in WinSCP.
Pro Ready for production use
There are no annoying bugs in WinSSHTerm. Navigation tools and keyboard shortcuts are a great time saver, especially if you have to manage multiple connections.
Pro Highly portable
The user can run WinSSHTerm from a USB drive on different computers.
Pro Keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts are especially valuable for professionals.
Pro Supports X Server
There is easy, automatic integration with X Server and starts/stops can take place with the launch/exit of WinSSHTerm.
Con Does not support UNC
Does not support UNC.
This makes working with the "Library"-function in WIn 7, 8, 10 not possible when working over a network.
Con Not a true terminal emulator
It's a PuTTY interface and it's mostly used to access remote machines through ssh, so it may not be very suitable for working on a local machine.