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How do I use FileZilla to connect to my webspace via FTP?


Use the steps below to connect to your shared hosting webspace (or storage space) via SFTP, FTPS, or FTP(insecure). The reference images provided reflect FileZilla 3.5.2 on a Windows operating system.

FileZilla is a free FTP program (also called an FTP client) that allows you to upload, download and change permissions of files you keep in the webspace of your 1&1 package. FTP is insecure in that it transmits your password in plain text. The good news is that FileZilla supports FTPS and SFTP and you can use these secure versions of FTP to transfer your files.

Step 1:

You will need to download FileZilla and install it before you can continue with the remaining steps. FileZilla is completely free and works on Windows, Linux and Macintosh operating systems. The installation instructions are not covered in this article but should be easy to follow.
Step 2:

Launch the FileZilla program, either from the Start Menu, Finder, your desktop, or however you normally launch programs. Once the program is open, click File arrow image Site Manager

Site Manager menu item highlighted in Filezilla window
Step 3:

We will save the FTP information in FileZilla for your website so that you do not have to enter all the FTP info every time you want to connect. Click the New Site button.

new site button highlighted in FileZilla Site Manager window
Step 4:

Type a name for the FileZilla "site" such as your domain name. This helps you to know which site you are connecting to in the future, should you add other FTP sites.

site name highlighted in FileZilla Site Manager window
Step 5:

Enter the required FTP information. If you need help finding your FTP username or need to reset your FTP password, please reference What is the required information for an FTP connection? Use the images below as reference depending on your package.

SFTP for Linux packages
FileZilla Site Manager window with areas of interest highlighted
SFTP
Host Domain name in your package
Port 22
Protocol SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
Logon Type Normal
User FTP username from 1&1 Control Panel
Password FTP password set in 1&1 Control Panel




FTPS for Windows packages
FileZilla Site Manager window with areas of interest highlighted
FTPS
Host Domain name in your package
Port 990
Protocol FTP - File Transfer Protocol
Encryption Require implicit FTP over TLS
Logon Type Normal
User FTP username from 1&1 Control Panel
Password FTP password set in 1&1 Control Panel



Plain FTP for any package (insecure)
FileZilla Site Manager window with areas of interest highlighted
FTP
Host Domain name in your package
Port 21
Protocol FTP - File Transfer Protocol
Encryption Use plain FTP
Logon Type Normal
User FTP username from 1&1 Control Panel
Password FTP password set in 1&1 Control Panel



You should now be able to connect and begin transferring files. To upload, select files from the left-hand side of the windows and drag them to the right-hand side of the menu. Let go of your mouse button to "drop" the files on the right-hand side to upload them.

For more help with using the program, check the Documentation - FileZilla Wiki page or the FileZilla Forums .




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