Web Server Upload with Filezilla FTP Client

If you need to perform a web server upload, or if a business contact wants you to upload files to their website, then an FTP client, such as Filezilla, can be a helpful tool. The files that you are uploading do not need to be Web pages, however. Your web server upload can consist of XML files, images, PDF files – nearly any type of file can be uploaded to a web server with an FTP client. With the FTP host name, user name and password you can access the server where the files are to be uploaded and copy the files from your computer to that server.


If you have not already done so, download the Filezilla FTP client to get started with your web server upload.


Step 1: Launch FileZilla, click inside the “Host” field at the top-left corner of the window, then type the FTP address. It should be something like ftp.yoursite.com.

Type your FTP address

Step 2: Click inside the “Username” field at the top of the window, then type your username. It should be something like “you@yoursite.com”.

Type your FTP user name into the Username field

Step 3: Click inside the “Password” field, type your password, then click the “Quickconnect” button.

Type your FTP password into the "Password" field

Step 4: Click the folder containing the file that will be included in your web server upload in the “Local Site” section at the bottom-left portion of the window.

Find the file or folder you want in the "Local Server" window

Step 5: Click the folder to which you want to upload the file from the “Remote Site” section at the bottom-right portion of the window.

Select the destination for the file you are uploading

Step 6: Click the file that you want to upload from the window at the bottom-left corner of the window, then drag it to the window at the bottom-right corner of the window to complete your web server upload.

Drag and drop the file or folder from the Local Site section to the Remote Site section
Keep your FTP log in information private, especially if it is the only FTP information that can be used for your web server upload. With these “admin” level FTP credentials, anyone could upload or delete any file stored on your web server.

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