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fastest way to upload a little (1KB) html file? FTP or HTTP?

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I would to frequently upload a little (1KB) frequently-updated html file to my web hosting provider (Hostgator > Linux-based-hosting) from an AutoIT script on my Windows PC.

I've no experience in uploads. The question is: what upload method/technology would be the fastest? FTP or HTTP?

in case of HTTP, what AutoIT function can I use and what do I need to set on the web server to make it accept the upload?

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I use FTP as my file storage in uploading 1-10kb txt files.

I use winhttp to do that but you need php code too

Autoit code:

#include "WinHttp.au3"
Global Const $Adres = "website.com"
$subdomain = "uploads/index.php"
$filetxt= (@scriptdir & "\test.txt")
Global $hOpen = _WinHttpOpen()
Global $hConnect = _WinHttpConnect($hOpen, $Adres)
Global $sHTM = _WinHttpSimpleFormFill($hConnect, $subdomain, Default, "name:ufile", $filetxt)

php code:

if (isset($_POST['submit']) && !empty($_FILES["ufile"]) && move_uploaded_file($_FILES['ufile']['tmp_name'], "uploads/".time(). "_".basename($_FILES['ufile']['name']))) {
echo "Done.";
<form action="index.php" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
Select file: <input name="ufile" type="file" /><br />
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Upload" />

But also there are way uploading it directly to ftp

#include <process.au3>
#include <FTPEx.au3>
Global $host, $user, $pass
$host = "ftp.hosting.com" ;can be ip
$user = "username" ; FTP Username
$pass = "password" ; FTP Password
Global $file = (@ScriptDir&"/test.txt")

    Global $open = _FTP_Open('MyFTP Control')
ConsoleWrite(@error & "-" & @extended & @CRLF)
If $open Then
$conn = _FTP_Connect($open, $host, $user, $pass, 0, 21)
ConsoleWrite(@error & "-" & @extended & @CRLF)
If $conn Then
$ftpp = _FTP_FilePut($conn, $file, "/htdocs/uploads/test.txt")
ConsoleWrite(@error & "-" & @extended & @CRLF)
If $ftpp Then

I think these codes are full of errors but you can make something by yourself

Edited by EdgarT

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Interesting EdgarP.

With the second (FTP) method it takes about 3 seconds to upload a single tiny 10 bytes long html file.

Is your first method (http?) faster?

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