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Connect to my FTP using FileZilla

Last modified: October 1, 2022
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Connect to my FTP using FileZilla

FileZilla is one of the most commonly used FTP clients thanks to its rich-featured and user-friendly interface. You can download the latest stable version available from their official website.

Here are the steps to connect to my FTP using FileZilla:

Step 1 of 6

Open FileZilla, click the File menu, then click Site Manager.

Step 2 of 6

The Site Manager screen will display any existing connections you have set up.

Click the New Site button and type a name to help you identify your FTP connection.

Enter a name to identify FTP connection

Step 3 of 6

Under the General tab enter the following settings:

  • Host: Enter ftp.. For example, if the website you want to upload is enter .
  • Port: Enter 21.
  • Protocol:  From the dropdown menu, select FTP – File Transfer Protocol.
  • Encryption: From the dropdown menu, select Only use Plain FTP.
Under the General tab enter the following settings

Step 4 of 6

In the next section, enter the following login details:

  • Logon Type: Select Normal.
  • User: Enter your FTP account username. If you are using your master FTP account, this will be your domain username.
  • Password: Enter your FTP account password.
Enter Logon type, User, Password

Step 5 of 6

Select the Transfer Settings tab and select Passive.

Select the Transfer Settings tab and select Passive

Step 6 of 6

Click Connect. You can drag files from the Local Site pane, on the left-hand side, to the Remote Site pane on the right, to upload them.

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