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How to transfer files to your website with Filezilla

Today we are going to talk about transferring files to your website with Filezilla. Filezilla is an open source package which is freely distributed under the GNU General Public License and allows you to upload and download files from your computer to your website and vice versa.

For the basis of this tutorial I will be installing Filezilla on Linux Mint 12 but it can be installed on any Linux distribution or any version of Windows.

On your linux system open up a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install filezilla

Enter your password when asked to do so.  Once installed open up the package and you should get the screen displayed below.

Ok lets explain the interface a bit.

Host – This is your domain name (e.g mine would be

Username – This is the username that allows access to your website cpanel.

Password – This is the password that is associated with the cpanel username.

Port – This is the port that you want to use to connect to your website (You can usually leave this blank as Filezilla will automatically configure it for you).

Enter your details and click on Quickconnect.  Once connected you should be able to see the screenshot below.

On the left you will see the file layout on your computer.  On the right of the screen you will see the file layout of your website.  To upload a file to your website do the following:

  1. Highlight the file you want to transfer on the left side of the screen (the one you want to upload to your website).
  2. Highlight the folder on your website where you want the file to be transferred to.
  3. Right click on the file to be uploaded and click on Upload.

Thats it!  Your file will now be transferred to your website.  To download a file just reverse the steps.

About the Author

Hi I am Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in and around Stirling.

For a list of what I can offer you why not visit my website where you will find a list of my services, testimonials, blog and much more.




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