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How to upload files with FTP


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The best and most reliable way to upload files is to use FTP. To upload files with FTP, you will need to following:

  • Your FTP username
  • Your FTP password
  • The FTP hostname
  • An FTP client
You can find your FTP username, password and hostname in the client area under the FTP Details section. The FTP password is the same as your hosting account and control panel password, which is different from the password for the client area. If you like videos better then text guides, you can find one at the bottom of this tutorial.

For this guide the FileZilla FTP client is used. FileZilla is a popular free FTP client available for most common operating systems. But most other FTP clients can be used as well.

Setting up the Connection​

  1. Open FileZilla
  2. Open File > Site Manager
  3. Click New Site
  4. In Host, type the name of the FTP server: ftpupload.net
  5. From the Logontype dropdown select Normal
  6. In User, type your username (eg. alc_12345678)
  7. In Password, type your password
  8. Click OK
You have now just saved your connection information in FileZilla. If you want you can open Site Manager again and click on New Site under Select Entry to change the name from New Site to something meaningful like, you.example.com. That setting may help you to identify the account more easily.

Transferring Files​

  1. Open FileZilla
  2. Open File > Site Manager
  3. Click the site you want to connect to under Select Entry
  4. Click Connect
You should now be connected to your FTP account and see your files on the right and on the left, are files on your computer.

Using these two views you can upload and download by drag and drop by selecting files you want to upload from the left and dragging them to the right and vice-versa for files you want to download.

Keep in mind, if you have multiple sites on your account such as sub-domains or domains, you should always upload into the appropriate location for those sub-domains or domains (eg. /example.com/htdocs or /example.alchosting.xyz/htdocs)

Removing Files​

  1. Right-click on the files/directories you want to remove
  2. Select Delete

Changing File/Directory Permissions​

  1. Right-click on the file/directory
  2. Select File Permissions…
  3. Using the checkboxes set your new permissions
  4. Click OK
Remember, never go below 600 or you will not be able to make changes to the file yourself.


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Uploading files via FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a common method used to transfer files between your local computer and a remote server. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to upload files using an FTP client:


  1. FTP Client: You'll need an FTP client application installed on your computer. Examples include FileZilla, Cyberduck, or WinSCP.
  2. FTP Credentials: You should have the FTP server address (hostname or IP address), a username, password, and possibly a port number provided by your hosting provider.

  1. Install an FTP Client: Download and install an FTP client of your choice. For this example, let's use FileZilla, a popular FTP client.
  2. Open FileZilla: Launch FileZilla on your computer.
  3. Enter FTP Credentials:
    • Enter the FTP server address in the "Host" field.
    • Enter your FTP username and password.
    • If a specific port is required, enter it in the "Port" field. The default FTP port is 21.
  4. Connect to the Server:
    • Click the "Quickconnect" button or press Enter to connect to the server.
  5. Navigate to Local and Remote Directories:
    • On the left side of FileZilla, you'll see your local files (your computer).
    • On the right side, you'll see the remote server files.
  6. Upload Files:
    • Locate the file(s) you want to upload on your local machine.
    • Drag and drop the files from your local directory to the desired directory on the remote server.
  7. Monitor Transfer Progress:
    • FileZilla will display the transfer progress in the bottom pane.
    • You'll see a successful transfer message when it's complete.
  8. Verify Upload:
    • You can verify that the files have been successfully uploaded by checking the remote server directory.
  9. Disconnect:
    • Once the file transfer is complete, you can disconnect from the server.
That's it! You have successfully uploaded files to your remote server using FTP. Note that the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the FTP client you're using, but the general process remains similar.

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