1. What is FTP?
FTP or file transfer protocol is a common way to transfer files to and from servers. It is also a common way to share accessed to files with others. Many web publishing applications use FTP to connect and upload to the web server. Most FTP clients are compatible with our service, including the following Filezilla, SmartFTP, CuteFTP, Fetch, Cyberduck, Dream weaver, and Publisher.
2. Changing your FTP password
To change the FTP password:
Go to your control panel.
Click the FTP manager icon.
Click the icon beside password to change the current password.
3. Connecting to a FTP client
Using a FTP client can be very simple to use, if you have the basics. This guide will focus on using Filezilla to transfer files. This information applies to most of the popular FTP software.
To connect to your FTP server:
After starting up your ftp client you should be given an area to enter your logon information.
Address: This is the domain name or IP address of the FTP server.
Port: 21 is the most commonly used port for FTP connections.
Username: A username is a required unless you are using anonymous FTP.
Password: A password is also required unless you are using anonymous FTP.
Once you enter your information you can click connect to initiate the connection process.
If the connection was successful you will have a list of the files and folders located in your website root directory.
4. How to navigate files
Navigating in Filezilla:
Navigating the files and folders in Filezilla is very similar to using the file manager on your home computer.
To change the current folder either on your machine or on the server, just select a tree item in the appropriate tree.
5. How to transfer files
Transferring Files into Filezilla:
You will see two views the local and the remote view.
Navigate the remote view to the location you would like to place the files you upload.
Navigate the local view to the location of the files you wish to upload.
You can upload or download a file by double-clicking on it. It will be added to the transfer queue and the transfer will start automatically. Alternatively you can also drag the files from one side and drop them on the other side.