As a blogger, we need to also deal with the server side of things that includes uploading and downloading files from your hosting FTP server. There are many free and paid FTP clients in the market, but only some of them are worth trying.
Here, I’m talking about my favorite FTP client FileZilla, which happens to be free and available to you on multiple platforms.
FileZilla has become an 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 servers, you can use FileZilla’s Site Manager feature to save the login credential of servers and log in with a single click in the future. FileZilla also gives you the option to export and import all your configuration, including saved site details. So if you use multiple computers, you can always import one setting into the other.
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 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, however, is another good alternative.
Do you know of other impressive, free FTP software? Feel free to let us know in the comments, and we can have a chat.