FTP Procedure for FileZilla Client
You can obtain FileZilla Client for free from
After the download completes, click Run, I Agree, and Next
Select "Anyone who uses the computer (all users)", and click Next
Use defaults of Icon Sets, Language Files, and Shell Extension, and click Next
Use default Destination Folder, and click Next
Use default Start Menu Folder, and click Next
Wait while FileZilla Client is being installed
Once you install FileZilla, open it up. You should now be on the main screen. Your screen should look like this:
Click the 'Site Manager' button to open the site manager so
you can create your site.
Note that you will have to click the Site Manager button every time you launch FileZilla.
The 'Site Manager' window will pop up. Click the 'New Site' button. This is where you need to enter your web hosting account information.
Those should be the only fields you have to worry about. Once you have all
the fields filled out, your screen should look like this:
Click on the 'Connect' button to connect. If you are having problems connecting here are some things to check:
Once the FTP program makes a connection, your screen should look like this:
You can upload or download a file by double-clicking on it. It will be added to the transfer queue and the transfer starts automatically. To transfer folders and/or multiple files, select them and right-click the selection. Then you can click on Upload/Download in the popup menu.
If you are behind a firewall and/or router you often need to use passive FTP to get a stable connection. Just open up the firewall settings dialog by clicking 'Edit' in the menu bar and then 'Settings'. Once the settings window is open click on the 'Firewall Settings' tab on the dialog. You can then check/uncheck 'Passive Mode' if necessary.
F5 - Refreshes local and remote file and folder views
Tab - Switches to the next view
Ctrl+C - Stops the current operation
Ctrl+D - Disconnects from server
Ctrl+Q - Connects to the server entered in the Quickconnect bar
Ctrl+R - Reconnects to server
Ctrl+S - Opens the Site Manager
Ctrl+T - Shows or hides the treeview
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