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Configuring your website in FileZilla

Complete FTP series

1. Configuring your website in FileZilla

This tutorial assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer but have not connected to a remote server.

Now let's learn how to configure a website in FileZilla.

1) Select the file menu.
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2) Now select site manager.
FutureHosting Best Hosting in Ireland - Configuring your website in FileZilla

You can add your site information here. There are two options: new site and new folder. A folder is useful when you want to group your work or personal websites to separate the website types.

3) Click new folder.
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4) Type the desired name.

5) Now click on new site.
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6) Now type your ftp host name here.
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7) If you have a custom ftp port, you can type that here. If you don't know what it is, just leave it blank.

8) Normally you need use ftp protocol, but if you want a secure transfer, then you can select ftps here.
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9) You can also select the encryption here.
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10) You can select here if you want to login anonymously or use login information.
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11) Select normal to log in with a username and password
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12) Now enter your username and password here.
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Now let's see some advanced settings.
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13) You can select your local diectory and also the remote directory.
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14) Let's check transfer settings.
FutureHosting Best Hosting in Ireland - Configuring your website in FileZilla

15) Some servers support active transfer mode and some passive. If you don't know, then you can leave it at default.

16) Click ok.
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17) To connect to your site, select it from here.
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That's it! We are now connected to the remote server, and login details are saved for quicker connections in the future.
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Now let's disconnect from the server.

18) You can simply click this button.
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19) Or click on server.

20) Click disconnect.
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This is the end of the tutorial. You should now know how to configure a website in FileZilla for the purpose of establishing an FTP connection.

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