How to Upload Files Using Filezilla

FTP stands for “File Transfer Protocol”. In order to transfer files to a server, you to need use a software known as a “FTP client”. FileZilla is one such software for Windows and is free. (Mac users can use CyberDuck)

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use FileZilla’s “Quick Connect” feature to transfer files to a web server.

FileZilla Quick Connect FTP

First download and install FileZilla from FileZilla-Project.org. Click on the “Download FileZilla Client” button. It is free.

  1. Open up your FileZilla program.
  2. On the top right, click File, then click Site Manager
  3. Click "New Site"and give the site a name.

  4. Fill in your FTP connection information.

    Important! You will need to use the credentials for your cpanel

    - Host: yourdomain.com
    - Protocol: FTP - File Transfer Protocol - Encryption: Use Plain FTP
    - Login type: Normal
    - User: your cpanel username
    - Password: Your cpanel password
    - Account: blank
    - Comments blank
    Click Connect.

  5. Next, connect to your server by clicking  Connect.


The pane on the left shows your local disk. The pane on the right shows your webserver. In the left pane, navigate to the files you want to upload. Using the left pane and then drag those files from the left pane to the right pane in public_html directory

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