Learn how to use FileZilla for FTP transfers
This tutorial explains how you can use FileZilla to files upload and download your websites. FileZilla is an effective and free software with regard to transferring files over the online world. It is an extremely popular FTP client and is utilized by webmasters worldwide.
Utilizing FileZilla FTP client in order to upload/download files
In this tutorial we will learn:
How to download FileZilla FTP client software from the internet
How to install this
How to connect the FTP server
How in order to upload/download files
Download FileZilla FTP client software from the internet
Thankfully, FileZilla is free to download and use. Go to filezilla-project.org and look for the link known as “Download FileZilla Client”.
Just clicking on that link should load a new page where you can download the software from.
It is presently available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. I will use an Intel-based Mac computer for the objective of this tutorial, so I will download Mac OS X (Intel) version.
If you use a different computer select the appropriate version.
To download, just click on the link and your download should start quickly.
Once the download is finished, installs it by double-clicking on the file just downloaded and follows the on-screen instruction, shouldn’t be different from other regular programs.
Connect to the FTP server
First, open FileZilla, the same way you do other applications.
Now we will connect to the CPS FTP server. If you already do not know your login details, click here.
Let’s say your FTP login details are as follows:
There are two ways you can connect to the FTP server, Quick connect and using Site manager.
Quick connect: Use this option to quickly connect to the server, just fill in the Host, Username, and Password fields located along the top and press the Quickconnect button.
Using site manager: this is the option you will want to go for, because you can connect very fast and without getting into the details again and again in future. Simply click on the Site Manager Button located along the very top-left corner. And it will bring the Site Manager window where you create a new site.
Click on the New Site button, and give it a name, something like “CPS FTP”, or whatever you want. Then fill in the Host name, choose the Logon Type as “Normal”, fill in the User and Password fields and press Connect.
Next every time you need to connect to our FTP server just click on the Site Manager, select the appropriate site (in this case CPS FTP) and Connect.
If your connection is successful you should see the Position as “Directory listing successful”.
Upload files: As you can see there are two sides in FileZilla; the Local site and the Remote site. On the Local site, you can browse and select files/folders within your computer and on the Remote site, you browse and select files/folders on the server.
Let’s create a folder on the Remote site first by right clicking on the empty area and select “Create directory”. It will then quick you to give a name for the directory, if you are going to use our service for the first time we suggest you give a name like “18-08-11_Batch-01_ClippingPath”. Click here to learn why we suggest this name and how you are recommended to manage your jobs.
On time the folder is created, double click on it to enter into it.
If you need to go back, double click on the directory icon finishes with two dots located along the top side.
Therefore, once you are inside the folder you want to upload the files into, browse and select the file(s)/folder(s) you want to upload on the Local site (you can select as many file or folder as you wish). Then pull-n-drop them to the Remote site or right click and choose “Upload”.
Now you will see the upload has begun in the Queued files area, you will also be capable to see the status of the files being transferred.
There are two more tabs along the bottom, if every file upload is failed, it will be listed under failed transfers, and the files successfully transferred will be listed in the Successful transfer’s area.
Download files: Downloading files from server to your local computer is as easy as uploading. Just choose the directory on your Local site where you want to download the files into, and then select the files/folders you want to download on Remote site and then drag-n-drop or right click and choose “Download”.
Once the download is finished you will see the downloaded files on the desired folder on your computer.