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Use FileZilla to upload and manage website files

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017

FileZilla is a convenient and highly-efficient FTP client.

Click here to download FileZilla.

FileZilla interface layout

The FileZilla interface page is laid out as follows:

  • Upper section: tool bar and message logs.

  • Left-side section: local area, that is, local disk.

  • Right-side section: remote area, that is, remote server.

  • Lower section: transmission queue. You can view the queue window and file transmission progress in this area.

FileZilla usage

Connect to remote sites

  1. Start FileZilla.

  2. Click File > Site Manager > New Site.

  3. Enter the site information:

    • Host: Enter your Web Hosting instance FTP address, for example, “”.
    • Port: Enter “21”.
    • Protocol: Select FTP - File Transfer Protocol.
    • Encryption: Select Only use plain FTP.
    • Login Type: Select Normal.
    • User: Enter the Web Hosting FTP user name.
    • Password: Enter the FTP password of the Web Hosting instance.

  4. Click Connect.

Manage files

Right-click at the local site or remote site to create, delete, or rename a file or directory.

Upload files

Note: For Linux system, upload your website files to the /htdocs directory. This is the root directory of your website.

  1. Start FileZilla, and connect to the Web Hosting space.

  2. Open the target directory in the Web Hosting space.

  3. Locate the files to be uploaded in the local directory, and then drag them to the root directory of the Web Hosting space, or right-click the files, click Upload, and then upload the files following the procedures.

Display the hidden files

Click Server > Force showing hidden files.