How to Set up and Use FileZilla FTP Client

You need the following details regarding the FTP account on your server:

  • Your website ftp address (usually or if is a URL
  • Your ftp username
  • Your ftp password

In the top left, click File then Site Manager

Click New Site then name the new connection to what you want (example: My web server).

Enter the ftp address for your website. Usually, if your website is, then the Host address will be or Do not put a / at the end unless specifically told to do so on your cpanel or by your host.

Leave this settings FTP and Encryption as is, and the Port number should also be 21. Only change these if your FTP account details explicitly indicate that you should.

Select Normal from the Drop down menu.

Enter the username that you have been given. It may be just a username, or it may look like an email address (but it isn’t one). For instance, it would look similar to user or [email protected]

Now enter your password. Remember that the password might be case sensitive.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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