How to configure FTP Client FileZilla on Windows

Are you looking for a way to upload bigger size files to your webserver? We’ll this is the right place for you. This article will guide you to configure FTP Client FileZilla to connect to your web hosting.

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Configure FTP Client FileZilla – Steps

  1. Download FTP Client
  2. Collect FTP details from your Web Hosting.
  3. Add site to FileZilla.
  4. Connect to Web Server

Filezilla has a few options that make it quite easy to understand, but this cannot be very clear if you haven’t used FTP clients before. Don’t worry; we can do that using these four simple steps.

1. Download FTP Client FileZilla

First(of course), before we can configure FTP Client FileZilla we need to download FileZilla Client.You can visit this download link.

If you want to avail FileZilla Pro you can go ahead and select that option but for me 
I downloaded the free version.
Download FileZilla Client

2. Collect FTP details from your Web Hosting

Second, log in to your web hosting account dashboard. In my case, I am with Hostinger, so this is what my dashboard looks like. This is called Hpanel.

Hostinger Hpanel Dashboard

Go ahead and open FTP Accounts. That is the details we need for FileZilla.

Note: Don't be confuse, image below was modified. I cover all the personal information.
Hostinger Ftp Account

3. Add site to FileZilla

Third, all we need to do is fill up all the necessary inputs that FileZilla needs. Open FileZilla Client and navigate to File -> Site Manager to open this window.

Fill up field Host, Port, User and password which is found in your Hostinger FTP account.
FileZilla Site Manager

4. Connect to Web Server

Lastly, try to connect to your server by ticking on the “Connect” button and wait for the successful response. This is how it looks like when you have successfully connected with your web server.

FileZilla Client Application

Unsuccessful Connection

Sometimes things may not go as expected. If you were unable to connect try resetting your password from your Web hosting dashboard. If still, no success try to contact your web hosting provider.

If FileZilla responds with Connection established, initializing TLS… 
and it fails to open the connection, navigate to File -> Site Manager and try 
changing your Encryption to Only use plain FTP (insecure).

To Sum it Up!!

Now, you can add, modify, and delete files from your web server using your local machine. This could be a big help especially if you are deploying websites like WordPress. Uploading from your Cpanel File manager has its limitation depending on your Hosting Plan.

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