Filezilla Example

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Last Updated on November 2, 2020 by

  1. Get Filezilla
  2. Download Filezilla App
  3. Filezilla Download Server

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a flexible method of transferring files through and fro local and remote computers.

FTP remains a popular choice due to its ability to queue and transfer large amount of files no matter the size. With File Transfer Protocol you can limit transfer rates, pause and resume transfers.

FileZilla is an open-source FTP-client and FTP-server developed by Tim Kosse (Germany) et.al. The FTP-client is available for multiple platforms such as Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, and the FTP-server is available for Windows only. Adding a Site to FileZilla Site Manager. Open FileZilla and access Site Manager. You can do so by going to the File menu or pressing CTRL+S (CMD+S on macOS). Once the Site Manager window pops up, click New Site and fill in the columns with your FTP details. Here’s a short explanation of each line.

  1. FileZilla uses multiple FTP sessions. One session gets used purely to browse the server. The other sessions get used to do the file transfers. That way, you can always browse the server even during transfers. For example, here is a simple car analogy: You order a pizza using your telephone (aka the browsing connection), then you hang up the.
  2. In this example, we are going to generate a self-signed certificate and going to use that certificate to configure TLS (FTPS) in FileZilla FTP Server. Select 'FTP over TLS settings' and the click 'Generate new certificate' to generate a self-signed digital certificate.

How to Set Up FTP Account

To set up Ftp account in order to transfer files via FTP using Filezilla go to the Filezilla website to download and install the client application for your chosen operating system. once the download is done, locate your FTP credentials.
The FTP access to your web host server is secured with a username and a password. Your FTP client will need to be configured with these credentials before you will be able to access the server.

Log in to your web host Dashboard and then select My cPanel from the top navigation bar. Under Files, click the FTP Accounts icon then scroll down the page to the FTP Accounts section.

At the FTP Accounts section you’ll notice that one or more FTP accounts may have already been preconfigured for you, so you can use these accounts to access your server. If you do not want to use any of those account, you can scroll up the page to create a new FTP account; Once you are done creating new account, click on the Configure FTP Client to display your FTP account details.

Before we continue to the next step, make sure you already have Filezilla installed, if not then here’s

How to Download and Install Filezilla

Before you download filezilla make sure to choose the version which you want to download before you proceed, but if you are new to Filezilla versions or a newbie then i’ll recommend you choose the Installer version because it is a safe and easy choice. So back to downloading Filezilla, go to the official website at https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?platform=win64 my pc is 64 bit so it automatically detects it as 64 bit so if you follow the link and your Pc is 32 bit you can change the last two digits to 32 instead of 64.

After completing the download process of FileZilla software, it’s time to run the installation.

Get Filezilla

To install most software on your PC you must agree with there license agreement. disagreeing with it will mean you don’t want the software installed as you do not accept tghere terms, this applies to Filezilla, to install the software you must agree with it’s license agreement, user access, components and install locations in order to complete your installation.

How to transfer files via FTP using Filezilla

  • Login to your server using Filezilla
  • Open Filezilla Client and select File >> Site Manager to open a panel where you can enter your FTP details
  • Server Name or Hostname: This is your domain name, with a ftp prefix (for example, mydomain.com)
  • Port: Port is the number used for FTP connections to the server and port 21 is mostly used.
  • Logon Type: set this to Normal
  • User: enter your FTP user account name.
  • Password: enter your FTP account password.

How to Upload files using Filezilla

Once logged in to the FTP server, you’ll notice two panels on screen. The left panel displays the files and folders that is stored on your computer, while the right panel displays the contents of the remote computer.

In the left panel, head to select the files and folders you wish to upload to the server. Most FTP clients allow you to simply drag and drop files from one panel to the other to initiate an upload. To select multiple files at once, just hold the Ctrl button on your keyboard and right-click on the selected files and then choose the Upload option

By now your files should now be queued for uploading to the server.

How to Download files using Filezilla

To download files navigate to the file or folder you wish to download in the right panel. select the file or folder, right click on it and choose Download.

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to use SFTP with FileZilla to securely transfer and manage files on RunCloud server.

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FTP is not secure

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) uses clear text for all transmissions. Anyone is able to read the FTP usernames, passwords, commands and data by packet capture (sniffing) on the network. By default, RunCloud Firewall blocks FTP (port 21) at your server. You are recommended to use SFTP for file transfer instead.

Tip: You can use RunCloud File Manager in RunCloud panel for simple file management.

What is SFTP?

SSH or Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a secure file transfer protocol for file access, transfer, and management. It adapts the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol with encryption and secure authentication on both server and client.

SFTP provides two user-authentication options when connecting to your server: a)passwords or b)SSH2 key-based authentication. The SSH Keys is more secure than password.

What is FileZilla?

Filezilla Download Server

FileZilla is a free, open source FTP client that supports FTP, SFTP, FTPS. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Download FileZilla Client.

SFTP via Passwords

  1. Open FileZilla client
  2. Open Site Manger by clicking the top left icon in menu bar, or press Ctrl+S
  3. Click New Site button and gives a name to the new site connection
  4. At the right side panel enter the following information:
    • Host: [RunCloud server IP address]
    • Port: 22
    • Protocol: SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol
    • Logon Type: Normal
    • User: [System User’s username]
    • Password: [System User’s password]
  5. Click Connect button to connect (OK button to save the connection)
  6. Accept fingerprint warning when prompt
  7. You are now connected to RunCloud server via SFTP using password

SFTP via SSH2 Key-based Authentication

Filezilla Example

If you have not yet create an SSH key pair, then follow one of the two tutorial below:

  • Windows users: How To Use SSH Keys with PuTTY on RunCloud
  • Mac and Linux users: Generating SSH Keys

Method #1

  1. Open FileZilla client
  2. Open Site Manger by clicking the top left icon in menu bar, or press Ctrl+S
  3. Click New Site button and gives a name to the new site connection
  4. At the right side panel enter the following information:
    • Host: [RunCloud server IP address]
    • Port: 22
    • Protocol: SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol
    • Logon Type: Key file
    • User: [System User’s username]
    • Key file: [select your SSH private key in .ppk or .pem format]
  5. Click Connect button to connect (OK button to save the connection)
  6. You are now connected to RunCloud server via SFTP using SSH key

Method #2

  1. Open FileZilla client
  2. In the Edit – Preferences menu, select SFTP under Connection
  3. Click Add key file… button to add your SSH private key (If your key is in OpenSSH format, FileZilla will prompt you to convert it to PuTTY’s PPK format)
  4. Click OK button to save setting and exit Preferences window
  5. Follow Method #1 above but select Interactive for Logon Type

Sources

https://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Howto
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-sftp-to-securely-transfer-files-with-a-remote-server

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