Using FileZilla Client To Transfer Files

To use FileZilla client as your FTP client you will need to download and install it on your computer.

Windows Users can download FileZilla client from here.

Once installed you can launch FileZilla using its icon:

filezilla icon


After launching FileZilla you well see the following window:

To connect you will need:

– the name of the server you wish to connect to (in most cases this will be  (i.e. if your domain is you would use
– your master account username (this is your accounts user name and NOT your email address)
– your master account password

At the top of FileZilla’s window is the Quick Connect Bar.  This is the easiest way to enter the information and connect to the server.  Enter the following pieces of information:

Host: name of your server (Again, this is typically
Username: your master account username
Password: the password associated with the above username
Port: 22 (sometimes you will need sFTP which is Port:  21)

Once the information is entered click “Quickconnect”

FileZilla should come to life attempting to connect and then present you with a list of files in your home folder:

Your main web site will be under /home/<username>/public_html.  As you can see from the image above this user’s named ‘admin’, has their main web site is located under /home/admin/public_html.

If you have sub domains or add-on they will have their own folder under public_html.

For example if you have a sub domain called, the folder will typically be called members and be located at under the public_html directory.

Add on domains will have the full name of the domain (i.e. and also be located under the public_html folder.

To uplaod or download files you simple select the folder you wish to upload from in the top left area and then drag the files from the bottom left area to a folder on the left.

Take a moment and look at this image:

To upload or download files and folders you simply drag them from the left to the right or right to the left.

Happy FTPing!

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