FileZilla is a free File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® operating systems. You can download it from http://filezilla-project.org.
FTP clients let you move files from your local computer to another computer over the Internet — in this case, the other computer is the server housing your hosting account. You will use an FTP client to move your website's files from your computer to your hosting account, making your files visible on the internet whenever someone visits your domain name.
To use FileZilla with your hosting account, you will need accurate hosting FTP settings.
NOTE: This is not necessarily the same as your customer account password.
Once you have everything in order, you can connect to your hosting account with FileZilla.
To connect to your hosting account, download FileZilla and follow the instructions below.
NOTE: Our Managed WordPress accounts can only connect via sFTP.
Once connected, FileZilla displays the contents of your hosting account on the right, in the Remote site section, and the contents of your computer on the left in the Local site section.
If you experience issues connecting to your hosting account with FileZilla, see:
Follow along with these instructions to transfer files to your hosting account with FileZilla.
Users, your profile name, and then
Desktopor your primary documents folder.
index.htm, but there are other valid options. For more information, see What file displays when someone browses to my domain name?
Drag and Drop — Select the Local site files that you want to upload. Click and drag them to the Remote site directory. When the directory is highlighted, you can drop the files (let go of the mouse) and the files will upload.
If you have any problems using FileZilla to connect to your hosting account, see Troubleshooting FileZilla FTP Connections.
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