FileZilla user manual

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017


FileZilla is a convenient and highly-efficient FTP client.

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For Linux, upload your webpage to the /htdocs directory. This is the root directory of your website.

For Windows, upload your webpage.

1. Start FileZilla and select File > Site Manager  > New Site to set up a site.

  • New Site: Enter the site name, for example, “”new site””.
  • Web Hosting: Enter the IP address of the Web Hosting, for example, “”121.XX.XX.XX””.
  • Port: Enter “”21””.
  • Protocol: Select FTP-file transfer protocol.
  • Encryption: Select the encryption mode to FTP.
  • Login Type: Select “”Normal””.
  • User: Enter the user name of the Web Hosting (Web Hosting FTP user name).
  • Password: Enter the FTP password of the Web Hosting.


2. Connect to the remote site: Click “”Connect”” to connect to the Web Hosting directory. The page contains the following parts:

  • Upper part: tool bar and message logs
  • Left part: local area, that is, local disk
  • Right part: remote area, that is, remote server
  • Lower part: transmission queue. You can check the queue window and file transmission progress in this area.


3. Display the hidden files: Click “”Server”” >to forcibly display the hidden files.



4. Related operations: After connecting to a remote site and uploading webpages by performing the following operation, use a browser to perform access test.

  • Select webpages or files to be uploaded in a local area and double-click or drag them to a remote area to complete uploading.



  • Right-click a file or directory at a local site or remote site to create, delete, rename, and move it or check its attributes.



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