Filezilla is software that allows you to transfer files to and from your computer. In my guide, I show you where to download and install Filezilla to your PC, step by step.
Download and install Filezilla quick guide
Step one – Go to filezilla-project.org and download the Filezilla client installation file.
Step two – Install the Filezilla client to your computer.
Step three – Set up Filezilla to connect to your website.
Let’s do that step by step.
- Step one – Download Filezilla’s installation files
- Step two – Install Filezilla on your computer
- Step three – Connect Filezilla to your website
- How to download, install, and connect Filezilla to your website video tutorial
Step one – Go to Filezilla’s homepage and download the installation files.
Go to filezilla-project.org, on the homepage, select ‘Download Filezilla Client.’
On the next page, click on the download link.
There are three download options; the free version, the free version with manual, and the pro version.
Download the first ‘Filezilla’ option. Now the installation file is on your computer.
Step two – Install Filezilla on your computer.
When you are ready, click on ‘I Agree.’
Next, decide who you want to give access.
The next options are for what components you want to install.
Next, select the folder you want to install Filezilla.
Next, chose the start menu folder location.
Before the installation starts, Filezilla recommends software for your computer.
Once completed, you can open and use Filezilla on your computer.
Step three – Connect Filezilla to your website.
Here is Filezilla.
To connect Filezilla to your website you need your shared IP address from your hosting account and your Cpanel login details.
Your shared IP address is on your Cpanel dashboard.
If you are with Bluehost, the shared IP address is on the right.
If you are with Hostgator, the shared IP address is also on the right.
If you don’t use Bluehost or Hostgator, look at the ‘General Information’ section on your Cpanel.
Now now you have your Cpanel username, password and your shared IP address.
Return to Filezilla and select ‘File’ from the menu bar, then click on ‘Site Manager’ from the drop-down menu.
Now you can connect Filezilla to your website.
First, click on ‘New Site (1)’ from the options at the bottom of the Site Manager window. Then you get a box at the top (2). By default, it will say ‘New Site”, edit this so that you can identify your website.
On the right, enter your shared IP address into the ‘Host’ box. In the ‘User’ box, enter your Cpanel username, and enter your Cpanel password into the ‘Password’ box.
Once you have entered your details, select ‘Connect’. Filezilla will connect to your website.
In the top window, you can see the current operations and the progress.
After connection, your website files are in the two right-hand-side windows. The two windows on the left, are your computer files.
Now you can edit and transfer files from your website to your computer and vice-versa.
Your website login details are in Filezilla’s site manager. Each time you want to connect to your website using Filezilla, select your website from the ‘Site Manager’ option under ‘File’ and click ‘Connect.’
How to download, install, and connect Filezilla to your website video tutorial.
I use Filezilla to edit files on my website. It is quicker than using my Cpanel. Deleting and adding files to your website using Filezilla takes a long time. I don’t recommend using Filezilla for that.
Setting up Filezilla to connect to your website takes a few minutes. The software allows you to access your website files with a couple of clicks which is quicker than going through the file manager in your hosting Cpanel.
I also use Filezilla to disable plugins when I don’t have access to my WordPress dashboard. To find out how to do this, check out my ‘How to disable a WordPress plugin via FTP‘ post.
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