HOW TO: Connect to my FTP using FileZilla
Posted by on 04 June 2018 11:20 AM

FileZilla is one of the most commonly used FTP clients thanks to its rich-featured and user-friendly interface. You can download the latest stable version available from their official website.

Step 1

Open FileZilla, click the File menu, then click Site Manager.

Step 2

The Site Manager screen will display any existing connections you have set up.

Click the New Site button and type a name to help you identify your FTP connection.

Step 3

Under the General tab enter the following settings:

  • Host: Enter ftp.<your domain name>. For example, if the website you want to upload is enter .
  • Port: Enter 21.

  • Protocol:  From the dropdown menu, select FTP - File Transfer Protocol.

  • Encryption: From the dropdown menu, select Only use Plain FTP.

Step 4

In the next section, enter the following login details:

  • Logon Type: Select Normal.
  • User: Enter your FTP account username. If you are using your master FTP account, this will be your domain username.
  • Password: Enter your FTP account password.

Step 5

Select the Transfer Settings tab and select Passive.

Step 6

Click Connect. You can drag files from the Local Site pane, on the left hand side, to the Remote Site pane on the right, to upload them.

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