Filezilla: Managing Your File Transfers with Ease

filezilla installed in linuxWhen it comes to transferring large files over the Internet, there are plenty of options you can try. Filezilla is one of the best ways to go because it’s free. Filezilla is a file transfer protocol (FTP) program for downloading and uploading to and from your FTP site, server, or host. It also lets you perform multiple file transfers simultaneously.

Operating Systems

Filezilla is a cross platform FTP, SFTP, and FTPS client. The software is available for different operating systems such Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. It also comes in portableapps.com format, so you can use it on any portable device. It allows the user to download and upload files using the FTP graphical interface.

Features

Filezilla is considered as one of the most used FTP software. It is commonly used to transfer or move files from one PC to another. It features useful functions such as the ability to compress files and encrypt information. It can also create and enhance connections between local and remote systems, and enable browsing of file folders on local and remote systems. When it comes to transferring files, it features a point-and-click feature and drag-and-drop functionality.

Installation

Installing Filezilla for Windows is simple. All you have to is choose the proper operating system for your computer and download the software. After that, you can run the software and connect it to a server.

When installing it on Mac OS, you have to follow several steps. First, you need to download the right package for your processor. Then, you have to double click on the package to extract it automatically. After that, you can use the software.

Upload and Download Files

In order to upload and download files, you need to configure your FTP account in Filezilla. The FTP account consists of Host IP, FTP, username, and FTP password. Then, you need to connect to the server to have a list of all the files in your computer.

To upload or download files, you can browse the source directory in your computer and select the files you want to upload or download. Then, right click on the selected area and select your chosen command.

By downloading Filezilla, you can experience how easy it is to manage your file transfers. You can use it to take important files from a computer and transfer them to another computer.

Sources:

http://kb.iu.edu/data/aerg.html
http://downloadfilezilla.org/
http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/FTPAccounts

About the Author

Brian Moores is an Operations Manager at a digital marketing firm at Florida. Currently, he maintains a blog where he posts his analysis on trends in his field.