So why FileZilla? Well firstly, it’s free and as I am wont to do throughout this website, I like showcasing free software. Secondly, my web host Jumba, suggest it so I figure why should I do the investigation when the people who are hosting my website have already done it?
So in order to get started with ftp, let’s download and install FileZilla. You can do this by following the steps below:
- Download “FileZilla Client” from this link. They have solutions for different platforms but I’m a Windows user and so I’ll download the Windows version. You may notice there are a couple of different versions of the program, just grab the one they recommend for the type of system you’re using. This will be a “*.exe” file around the 4.5mb mark.
- Install the downloaded file. No doubt you’ll want to read the GNU Public License when it comes up, I’ll give you 15 minutes to read through that first. Then just accept/choose the standard install options and let it install to wherever it decides (I’ve learnt it’s best not to fight the location that installers suggest)
- Start FileZilla now. Why not? I’m about to go through it anyway. But if you want to know how to start it without the installer asking you, then feel free to unselect that check box and find the program shortcut.
And so at this point you should have FileZilla open and ready for experimenting…onto the next section!