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Connecting to a remote server with Quickconnect in FileZilla

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Connecting to a remote server with Quickconnect in FileZilla

This demo assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer.

Now let’s learn how to connect to a remote server using Quickconnect.

If you’ll be connecting to this server on a regular basis, you’ll probably want to set it up in FileZilla’s Site Manager, as it will remember the login credentials.

Quickconnect is a quick and easy way to connect to a server that you may only be connecting to once or twice.

To login using Quickconnect, start by entering your host name here.

Then enter the username and password for the account.

Unless otherwise instructed, leave the Port number blank… then click Quickconnect.

That’s it! We’ve successfully connected to our remote server using FileZilla.

You can see the contents of the remote server here on the right.

To disconnect from the remote server when you’re finished, click the disconnect icon here.

That’s all there is to it. You can see from the message here that we are now disonnected from the server.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to connect to a remote server using FileZilla’s Quickconnect feature.

Setting up a connection in FileZilla’s Site Manager

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Setting up a connection in FileZilla’s Site Manager

This demo assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer.

Now let’s learn how to setup a connection using Site Manager.

Click the Site Manager icon here.

With Site Manager you can save remote server login information for multiple sites or servers, and even organize them in folders.

Let’s setup a new site in the Demo Sites folder.

Click New Site.

Then give the new site a name.

Enter the Host name for the new site here…

… then select the protocol and encryption type you wish to use.

Select Normal for your login type, then enter your remote server’s username and password.

Once everything is setup, click OK.

That’s it! The connection has been saved in Site Manager.

Now let’s check to make sure it works. To connect to this saved connection using Site Manager, click the drop down arrow next to the Site Manager icon.

Click Demo Sites since that’s where we put our new connection…

… then click the server name we just setup.

That’s it! We’ve successfully connected to the remote server, by using the shortcut we created in Site Manager.

To disconnect from the remote server when you’re finished, click the disconnect icon here.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup a connection in Site Manager.

How to create remote folders using FileZilla

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to create remote folders using FileZilla

This demo assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer, and are connected to a remote server.

Now let’s learn how to create folders on a remote server.

Right click anywhere in the remote server window…

… then click Create Directory.

Enter a name for your new directory, then click OK.

That’s it! We’ve successfully created a new folder or directory on the remote server.

Since we just created the folder, it is currently empty.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create folders on a remote server with FileZilla.

How to delete remote folders using FileZilla

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to delete remote folders using FileZilla

This demo assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer, and are connected to a remote server.

Now let’s learn how to delete folders from a remote server.

Locate the folder on the remote server that you want to delete.

Right click the folder you want to delete…

… then click Delete.

Click Yes to confirm the deletion.

That’s it! The folder has been deleted from the remote server.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to delete folders from a remote server with FileZilla.

How to rename remote folders using FileZilla

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to rename remote folders using FileZilla

This demo assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer, and are connected to a remote server.

Now let’s learn how to rename folders on a remote server.

Locate the folder on the remote server that you want to rename…

Right click the folder…

… then click Rename, and type the new name you want for the folder.

That’s it! The folder has been renamed.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to rename folders in a remote server with FileZilla.

How to upload files using FileZilla

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to upload files using FileZilla

This demo assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer, and are connected to a remote server.

Now let’s learn how to upload files to a remote server.

First, navigate to the remote folder where you want to upload the files.

Locate and select the file in the left window (your local computer)…

Then click and drag it over to the right window (the remote server).

That’s it! The file has been uploaded to the remote server.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to upload files to a remote server with FileZilla.

How to download files using FileZilla

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to download files using FileZilla

This demo assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer, and are connected to a remote server.

Now let’s learn how to download files from a remote server.

First, locate the file on the remote server that you want to download…

… then click and drag it to the left window (your local computer).

That’s it! The file has been downloaded to your computer.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to download files from a remote server with FileZilla.

How to change file and folder permissions using FileZilla

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to change file and folder permissions using FileZilla

This demo assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer, and are connected to a remote server.

Now let’s learn how to change file permissions… something you often have to do to define whether files are readable, writable and executable.

First, locate the file on the remote server for which you want to change the permissions.

Right click the file you want to change the permissions for, then click File Permissions.

Make the adjustments to the read, write and execute permissions you need, then click OK.

Notice the numeric value of the permissions is automatically updated… you could’ve also just entered the permissions here.

That’s it! The permissions for this file have been changed, as you can see here.

You can also change the permissions of folders, in the same way. Let’s go ahead and update the folder permissions for this folder.

Right click the folder…

… then update the permissions.

That’s it! Permissions for the folder have been updated.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to change file and folder permissions with FileZilla.

How to use bookmarks in FileZilla

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

How to use bookmarks in FileZilla

This demo assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer, and are connected to a remote server.

Now let’s learn how to use bookmarks.

Bookmarks can greatly increase your productivity, saving often used upload and download locations that you can select with a couple clicks.

Before creating a bookmark, make sure you’ve navigated to the location you want on your local computer…

… and navigate to the remote folder you want to work with as well.

With both locations set, click Bookmarks in the main menu…

… then click Add bookmark.

Since we already navigated to the locations we want to bookmark, the local and remote directory fields should already be filled out correctly.

Type a name for this bookmark, then click OK.

That’s it! The new bookmark has been saved.

To test it out, let’s first disconnect from the remote server.

Now, reconnect to our server…

… then click Bookmarks, and select the bookmark we just created.

That’s it! Selecting the bookmark has resulted in both our local computer and remote server being navigated to the directory locations we defined in the bookmark.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to use bookmarks in FileZilla.

Configuring your settings in FileZilla

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Configuring your settings in FileZilla

This demo assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer, and are connected to a remote server.

Now let’s learn how to configure our settings.

Click Edit

… then click Settings.

This is the settings window, where you can configure many things that will help you customize FileZilla for your own use.

In the Connection section, you can adjust the maximum number of retries if a connection fails, and the time between them.

In the FTP section, you can select Active or Passive transfer modes, or set the FTP Proxy details.

In the Transfers section you can set the maximum number of simultaneous transfers, and limits for concurrent downloads and uploads. You can also enable speed limits.

You can set the default transfer type to Auto, ASCII or Binary from the File Types section…

… and the File exists action section allows you to tell Filezilla what to do in the event a download or upload file already exists.

The Interface section is where you can set your preferred theme and layout, define the visual position of the logs, and modify the date and time format.

You can set your default language…

… set your default file editor…

… and set how often FileZilla checks for updates.

The logging section allows you to create a log…

… while the Debug section is where you can define the level of debugging.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to configure your settings in FileZilla.