This tutorial is about uploading your website using FileZilla, an open source FTP client.
This is a tutorial about FileZilla, an open source FTP client. I'm going to show you the basics about FileZilla.
FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.
Things you will need to get started:
Let's get started now!
After you've downloaded the client, install it and open it up. Here is a screenshot of how FileZilla should look when opened.
Now that you've successfully opened FileZilla, Let’s learn how to login to your FTP account.
There are actually 2 ways to login to your FTP account with FileZilla, one is the quick connection mode and other is the Site Manager mode, let’s start by the quick mode.
First of all, you will need your login info, which consists of:
Now, look at the picture below, in these fields you will enter the info I wrote above.
Now, I'm going to explain to you what each field means:
Now, press QuickConnect and it should connect to your web site, if there are any problems, contact your hosting provider.
This is also another way to connect through FileZilla, it's useful because you can store more than one site but it can get a little bit confusing for some people.
Let's start by opening the File menu:
In the drop-down menu, press Site Manager
Now that we're in the Site Manager, let's create a new site, in the screen that will pop up when you open the Site Manager, press New Site
Now, let’s start typing in the info.
I'll explain to you what each field means:
We will not use Account since it’s not required by this type of connection.
Now that we've entered our info, let's change the site’s name if you wish: Click on New Site and down below press Rename and enter whatever you want.
When you're ready press Connect
Once you're logged in, you will see a screen similar to this one:
I'm going to explain the different parts of the screen above:
1. This shows your connection status between you and the server.
2. This shows the directories and the files inside them, this is really useful; you don't have to browse like you would without it, just click and drag.
3. This shows the folders and files on the server, this is where you're going to drag and drop the files from your computer.
4. This last screen shows the status of the files being uploaded and downloaded.
How to upload a file from your computer to the FTP server:
How to download a file to your computer:
This basically covers all the basics of FileZilla.