FileZilla is powerful, yet free software with drag-and-drop capability for transferring files over the Internet to your web server. FileZilla is the most popular FTP client and is used by webmasters from all over the world.
Getting your FTP settings You will need to have your FTP settings on hand in order to use FileZilla to upload your Website. This is the FTP information you will need in order to use an FTP client:
|User name:||Hosting Username|
How to use FileZilla The first time you use FileZilla, it is good to set up a profile that saves your settings for future use.
Step 1. Launch FileZilla.
Step 2. Under the File menu, choose Site Manager.
Step 3. Click on the New Site button.
Step 4. You'll be able to type the name of the new site in the left column under My Sites, as shown in this graphic:
Step 5. Name the site ftp.yourdomain.com.
Step 6. Complete these fields in the Site Properties screen:
Below is the description of the fields:
|Encryption:||Use Plain FTP|
Step 7. Click the Transfer Settings tab. Choose Passive.
Step 8. Click OK to save your site settings. How to connect with FileZilla. You can now use FileZilla to upload. How to connect with FileZilla
Uploading or Downloading files
- Transfer Arrows. Select a file to transfer. Click the arrow that points away from the pane the file is in.
- Drag and Drop. Click on a file and hold the left mouse button while you drag the file to where you want to transfer it. Select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key while selecting.
- Copy and Paste. Right-click on a file and select Copy. Then, right-click where you want to transfer the file and select Paste.
All files must go in the public_html folder. Do NOT place any other files anywhere but here. Your home page file name MUST be labelled index.htm or index.html. The server will try to find this page to display as your first page.