Using the Site Manager to Store Your Connections

Using the Site Manager to Store Your Connections

When you are connecting to the same site over and over again, you'll find that you can save time by storing the connection details in the Site Manager.

The Site Manager

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The Site Manager in FileZilla

The Site Manager is like an address book for your FTP sites. At a minimum, you will want to set up the following for each site that you regularly connect to:

  • Host or server name
  • Port
  • Server type (Connection protocol)
  • Username
  • Password

If you are already connected to an FTP server, you need only to do the following:

  1. Click the File menu.
  2. Select Copy current connection to Site Manager.
  3. When the Site Manager appears, enter a name for your site.

Adding a Site for Your ExaVault Account

Adding an entry for your ExaVault FTP account is a snap:

  1. Click the Open Site Manager button on the FileZilla toolbar.
  2. Click the New Site button.
  3. Name your site (e.g.:
  4. Enter the address for your account (e.g.
  5. Enter the port and server type for your account. ExaVault recommends using Secure FTP with port 22.
  6. Enter the username and password to your account.
  7. Click the OK button to save your settings.

Using an Entry in Site Manager to Connect to Your FTP Server

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Using a Site Manager connection in FileZilla

Once you have setup your connection in the Site Manager:

  1. Click the drop-down arrow next to the Site Manager button on the toolbar.
  2. Select your site.

…and that is all there is to it!

Setting a Default Directory in FileZilla Site Manager

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Setting a default local and site directory for a site manager connection in FileZilla

There's far more to the site manager than just storing a username and password. When you connect to your FTP server, you may find that you always have to navigate to a certain folder on your computer. In addition, you might find that you always go to a certain folder on the ExaVault server. Either way, you can specify default directories for each entry in the Site Manager.

To specify default directories for your entry in the Site Manager:

  1. Select the entry in Site Manager.
  2. Click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Enter default directories:
    • For local directories, you can browse your computer's file tree by clicking the Browse button.
    • For remote (folders on the ExaVault server) directories, remember the following:
      • Preface the first directory name with a slash ( / ).
      • Use slashes between directory names.
      • Remote directory names are CaSe SENsiTiVe.
      • Example:

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ftp-clients/filezilla/03-bookmarks.txt · Last modified 2019/08/03 23:17 (external edit)