How to set up FileZilla

FTP
Once you've downloaded and installed FileZilla, launch the program. There are two possible ways to connect – using Site Manager or Quickconnect option. 


In order to use Site Manager menu, follow these steps: 

Navigate to the File tab > Site Manager menu: 
 
 
Click on New Site to configure a new connection
 
 
The recommended SFTP settings are as follows: 

Host: sftp://server your account is hosted on
Port: 21098
Protocol: SFTP
Logon Type: Normal 
User: your cPanel username 
Password: your cPanel password 
 
 
 
Alternative FTPES settings are:

Host: ftpes://server your account is hosted on
Port: 21
Protocol: FTP 
Encryption: Require explicit FTP over TLS
Logon Type: Normal 
User: your cPanel username or full FTP account username, like user@domain.com
Password: your cPanel password or FTP account password
 
 
 
Once the basic settings are configured, switch to the tab Transfer Settings. Make sure that:

Transfer mode: set to Passive
Limit number of simultaneous connections: checked 
Maximum number of connections: set to 1 
 
 
Once done, click on Connect and feel free to upload your website files. 



If you wish to use Quickconnect option, follow these settings: 

The recommended SFTP settings are as follows 

Host: sftp://server your account is hosted on
Username: your cPanel username 
Password: your cPanel password 
Port: 21098 
 
 
 
Alternative FTPES settings are: 

Host: ftpes://server your account is hosted on
Username: your cPanel username or full FTP account username, like user@domain.com
Password: your cPanel password or FTP account password
Port: 21 
 
Hit Quickconnect button to initiate the connection. After that you are ready to upload your website files. If you connect using SFTP and cPanel login details, you will be taken to the user Path by default: 
 
 
 
In order to upload content for your domain, you need to move to its root folder. If it is the main domain for your account, go to /public_html/yourdomain.com /directory: 
 
 
 
Once you are in a right place, choose your website files from the left column, your local device, and simply drag and drop them to the right column or right click and select "Upload", your cPanel File manager: