As a blogger, we need to deal with server side that including upload and download files from your hosting FTP server. There are many free and paid FTP clients in the market, but some of them are worth trying. Here I’m talking about my favorite FTP client FileZilla which happens to be free and you available for multiple platforms.
FileZilla has become one of those essential software that I install after fresh installation of my computer. Here is a screenshot of FileZilla which you can see.
- Hostname: Hostname is your FTP server IP or FTP Server name
- Username: Username to access your FTP account
- Password: Password to access your FTP account
Once you have entered all these details, click on quick connect.
Now you will be on your FTP server, and you will see all your files in the right-hand panel of the FileZilla screen. Now browse any file on the left side from your Computer, Right Click and hit on upload.
Moreover, if you have multiple FTP server, you can use Site Manager feature of FileZilla to save the login credential of servers and login next time with the single click. FileZilla also gives you the option to export and import all your config including saved site details. So if you use multiple computers, you can always import one setting into another one.
So far, I have found FileZilla to be the most simple and powerful FTP client that you can use for free.
If this is the first time you are going to use the FileZilla, you should watch this free video tutorial from Bluehost. For most of the cPanel hosting, the configuration would be the same. If not, you just need to get your FTP login information of server & use FileZilla:
There are few other free FTP tools out there. For most of the platform, I recommend FileZilla. CyberDuck is another good alternative.
Do let us know about your favorite free FTP software?