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How To Use FileZilla FTP

This article is for cPanel Accounts. Determine if you have a cPanel account with this guide.

You can use an FTP client or program like Fetch, FileZilla, or ws_ftp to connect to your account using FTP protocol. These programs allow you to quickly transfer files from your computer to the server.

If you do not already have an FTP client installed on your computer, we recommend FileZilla. The FileZilla FTP client is free, open source, and extremely easy to use. You can download it here:

Follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Download FileZilla from the link above.
  2. Install FileZilla on your computer.
  3. Run FileZilla.
  4. In the "Host" field, enter
  5. In the "Username" field, enter your cPanel username.
  6. In the "Password" field, enter your cPanel password.
  7. Leave the port blank or set it to "21" [21 will be the default regardless].
  8. Click "Quick Connect".

In FileZilla, you will see two sections:


The LEFT side shows local files on YOUR computer. The RIGHT side shows the remote files on your account/server. The "public_html" or the "www/" folder on the RIGHT side of the "root" for your website files.

All you need to do is upload your site files from the LEFT side of the screen by clicking and dragging them to the RIGHT.

Note: Be sure to drop them in the right directory, and be careful NOT to highlight a directory on the RIGHT or the files will drop to it automatically.

For more detailed information and tutorials for FileZilla, please see the links below:

Installing FileZilla Guide:

Using FileZilla:

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