Posted on November 27, 2020 - 2 minute read

FileZilla Basics

FileZilla is a free and open-source FTP client.

Basic Connection

Using Quickconnect bar:

Using Site Manager:

FileZilla Site Manager

Add a private key for SSH authentication

FileZilla PublicKey

FileZilla Site Manager

After a few seconds, FileZilla establishes a connection to the server. FileZilla may display a message that the server’s host key is unknown. To trust the server permanently, select the Always trust this host, add this key to the cache check box, and then click OK.

Tranfering files

Once a remote connection is open, you can navigate on the server almost like navigating on your local machine. The current local directory tree is displayed on the left side of the main window by default, the remote directory is displayed on the right side.

To transfer directories and/or multiple files:

Or drag the files from one side and drop them on the other side.

FileZilla transfer file

More about FileZilla can be found at the manual page.