How to Setup File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) in short, is a network protocol used to transfer data packets from one node to another via the Internet. Hence, it allows you to transfer files between two or more computers through a network. It is built on a client-server architecture with distinct controls and data connections between the client and server.

Transferring any files with FTP requires a client/program, which establishes a connection to a remote computer via specific software. The client can choose to send and/or receive the files. A username and password managed by the admin of the server are required for the connection to the FTP. However, there are public FTPs which allow a special exemption that accepts a username of “anonymous”. Lastly, there are a wide range of FTP programs, such as Filezilla, SmartFTP, gFTP, etc.

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How To Use FileZilla Login Server?

FileZilla is a free FTP client application which is available for most of the popular operating systems including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. In order to use this File Transfer Protocol (FTP) connect to your servers.

4 things to ready when you try to connect to your server

  • Download FileZilla to your local computer
  • Install the client
  • Specify your FTP login details
  • Connect to your FTP account on the server

The installation package of FileZilla can be obtained from official website of FileZilla. Once you download it, start the file and follow the setup instructions until the application is successfully installed. Finally, start FileZilla.

 

Steps To Setup Filezilla

Step 1. To set up FTP (File Transfer Protocol), ready with your client-server login details.

Step 2. Once installed, launch the program and the following screen should appear. Next, click on the first left icon, namely Site Manager.

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Step 3. Rename “New Site” to your preferred name such as yourdomain.com. Then fill out the connection details and click “OK” to save the settings.

Host: ftp.yourdomain.com or IP Address (Your received IP / domain name)
Port: 21
Login type: Normal
Username: FTP Username (Your received login details)
Password: FTP Password (Your received login details)

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Step 4. Go back to the main screen. Click on the small arrow at your right (next to “Site Manager”) and select the name that was just created in the previous step.

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Step 5. A connection is now established. You will see the server files on your right and the local files on your left. At this point, you have successfully connected to the server. You may drag and drop, double click or right click on them to transfer the files between two locations.

 

Tips:
For Linux users, upload your website files to “public_html” folder.
For Windows users, upload your website files to “wwwroot” folder.

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Cheers.