Using FILEZILLA to FTP to your site

 

FileZilla Quick connect setup

When setting up FileZilla, you can have different custom settings in the site manager that you cannot do in the Quick Connect. .

  1. Open up your FileZilla program.
  2. In the Quick connect bar at the top of FileZilla. Enter your FTP connection credentials

    The connection settings are as follows:
    - Host: ftp.example.com or ip address
    - Username: your FTP username
    - Password: Your FTP password
    - Port: 21

    Click the Quickconnect button.


    If the connection fails you will get an error similar to the message below:

    Failure:
    Response:  530 Login incorrect.
    Error:  Critical error
    Error:  Could not connect to server

    If you get this failure, most likely either the username and password are incorrect. If you have trouble finding you username, password, refer to your welcome email.  If you no longer have access to your welcome email, please contact support.

    A successful connection will show something similar to the following.

    Success:
    Command:  MLSD
    Response:  150 Accepted data connection
    Response:  226-Options: -a -l 
    Response:  226 27 matches total
    Status:  Directory listing successful
  3. Your Quickconnect connection will be stored in the history. You can check it by clicking the down arrow next to the quickconnect button. .

    Navigate to the bottom right window that says "Filename". You should see your root directory.  If you have never connected before, this is where you'd place your files or web content.  If you've connected previously, this is where you'll see a listing of all your files and folders.

    If your root directory is empty, you can just drag your files from where they are stored on the left (localy site) to the right (root directory) to get your site uploaded.


FileZilla Site manager configuration

The Site Manager in FileZilla is another way you can set up your FTP connection. The Connection is saved in your FileZilla Site manager and can be restarted again at a later date. The difference between the site manager and the Quickconnect is the Site Manager has options for changing the type of connections. The following steps will explain how to set up FileZilla through the Site Manager.

  1. Open up your FileZilla program.
  2. On the top right, click the Site manager button.
  3. Click "New Site" and give the site a name.
  4. You will need to use your FTP address and FTP userid/password.

    - Host: example.com - port: 21
    - Protocol: FTP - File Transfer Protocol- Encryption: Use Plain FTP
    - Login type: Normal
    - User: your FTP username
    - Password: Your FTP password
    - Comments blank

  5. Click OK.

  6. Next, connect to your server by clicking the down arrow next to the site manager button.

    Click your site that you just created and Filezilla will connect to your server.



Article ID: 157, Created On: 7/26/2016, Modified: 7/26/2016

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