FTP & SFTP--How to install and configure FileZilla

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Installing FileZilla

The instructions on this page outline how to install and configure FileZilla if you wish to transfer files using FTP or SFTP.

Installing FileZilla

If there is already an older version of FileZilla installed on your computer, please uninstall it before proceeding to download and install the supported version, as outlined below.

  1. Click on the appropriate download link below and save the installation file to your computer
  2. Double click on the installation file you downloaded and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation with the default settings

Web author configuration

 

  1. Open FileZilla.
  2. To add a new FTP site, click File > Site Manager.
  3. Click New Site, then type the name for this connection e.g. www.tcd.ie
  4. On the General tab type the details as follows:

    In Host, type webpub.tcd.ie or if working on the tcdlife server type www.tcdlife.ie
    From Protocol list, select SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
    In User, type your college username.
    In Password, type your webauthor password.

  5. Click Advanced tab, then enter the following details:

    To set the Default local directory, click Browse and locate the folder on your computer that will store your web page files.
    In Default remote directory, type the path of the College web site you are working on, this will take the form /www.tcd.ie/foldername e.g. /www.tcd.ie/Astronomy. If working on the tcdlife server your entry here will start with /www.tcdlife.ie/.

    FileZilla Advanced settings

  6. Click Connect. A short connection status report will display indicating if the connection is successful.

  7. You will then be presented with a list of the files on the remote server and on your computer.

  8. To download a file from the web server, click and drag the file from the web server (right side) to your computer (left side), or vice-versa to upload any web pages that you wish to publish.

Using FileZilla

The instructions on this page outline how to install and configure FileZilla if you wish to transfer files using FTP or SFTP.

Using FileZilla

The steps below outline how to use FileZilla to setup an FTP connection.

  1. To add a new FTP site, click File > Site Manager.

  2. Type details of the FTP host you wish to connect to.

    In Host, type the name of the server you wish to connect to.
    (Optional) In Port, type the port number, the default value is 21.
    From Server type list, select the security level of the server you wish to connect to.
    From Logon type list, select the appropriate method based on the instructions provided by the administrators of the server.
    Type username and password as per instructions provided by the administrators of the server.

    FileZilla Site Manager

  3. Click Connect. A short connection status report will display indicating if the connection is successful.

    Connection Status

  4. You will then be presented with a list of the files on the remote server.

  5. To download a file from the remote server simply browse to the required file and right click on it. You can choose to download it now or queue it for later.

    Download File