Introduction to FileZilla

FileZilla is a free and open source FTP client for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is developed and maintained by Tim Kosse and the FileZilla team. Development started in 2001 and it has evolved to become one of the most popular FTP clients in use today.

FileZilla's feature list includes:

  • Encryption of file transfers with Secure FTP and FTP-SSL.
  • Manage files with cut and paste.
  • Connecting without a password using ssh keys.
  • Storing your passwords and site preferences in the Site Manager.
  • Bookmarking of local and remote folders for easy folder navigation.

Of all the FTP client programs out there, FileZilla is far and away the one used by the most ExaVault users to connect to their account.

FileZilla supports the following protocols for connecting to your ExaVault account:

  • FTP
  • SFTP
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Downloading and Installing FileZilla

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FileZilla project page
Official documentation

If you don't already have FileZilla, then you'll want to get it downloaded and installed. FileZilla can be downloaded from the FileZilla project page .

Installing FileZilla is pretty straight forward too. Installers are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Here's ExaVault's guide to installing FileZilla:

You can also check out the official installation documentation on the FileZilla wiki.

What's Next with FileZilla

Once you have FileZilla installed, you'll want to get connected and start using it. Here are a few short pages to get you off to a good start:

FileZilla: Connecting and Transferring Files

Need to know how to connect and transfer files? There is nothing more simple than the Quickconnect bar. Transferring files is a piece of cake too.

FileZilla: Monitoring the Status of Your File Transfers

Was your transfer successful? FileZilla's message log and transfer queue make it easy to see what is happening to your uploads and downloads.

FileZilla: The Site Manager

Tired of typing in passwords? Can't remember the FTP address? FileZilla has you covered there too.

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