FileZilla: Best Free FTP Client

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.

Free FTP Client

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.

Download FileZilla

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?

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 8 )

  1. Career Outlook says

    Very useful post, I have been searching for a free FTP client for a week and finally now my search is over.

  2. Nihar says

    Me too!

    I use at office and at home too.

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  3. Ruchi says

    FileZilla I am using from quite a sometime but i was not aware about the firefox extension will surely give it a try.

  4. thetricks says

    I am using both but for quick use i am using firefox extension. I like both.

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  5. Sarang Dravid says

    FileZilla is my fav ftp client, I am using it from over 8 months now.. before tht i allready tried many others like fireftp and cuteftp, but none of them was tht handy, plus i like to use it more and more cauze,it gets updated nearly everyweek, for better and safer usage… !!

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  6. S.Pradeep Kumar says

    Me too ! Filezilla user…

    But sometimes I will use Smart FTP and Others for review ! :)

    S.Pradeep Kumar™s last blog post..Introduction To HTACCESS

  7. Ricky says

    I use Fireftp as i am blogging from my college pc.
    I have also used Filezilla and i can say that Filezilla is a good FTP application.

  8. Himanshu says

    I use Filezilla from a long time and i am satisfied by the performance, i heard too much about FireFTP also.